Lebanese American University

More than 95 years of service

LAU was founded as a college for women in 1924, tracing its origins back to the first school for girls in the Ottoman empire started by Presbyterian missionaries in the 1830s. The institution has grown and changed tremendously through the decades, but the enterprising and progressive spirit of those who started it endures.

American higher education standards

LAU is incorporated in the United States as a non-profit higher education institution through the New York State Education Department. All of LAU’s academic programs are reviewed and approved by this body. In addition, LAU is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE). Several programs are also accredited by authoritative agencies in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Lebanese American University Offered Courses

Graduate Programs

DisciplineDegreeOffered in# of Credits
Applied and Computational MathematicsMSBeirut and Byblos30
Applied EconomicsMABeirut30
Biological SciencesMSBeirut and Byblos30
Business AdministrationMBABeirut and Byblos39
Business Analytics (online)MBAOnline33
Business LawLLMBeirut30
Civil and Environmental EngineeringMSByblos30
Computer EngineeringMSByblos30
Computer ScienceMSBeirut and Byblos30
Computer Science (online)MSOnline30
Global Business Administration (online)MBAOnline30
Human Resources ManagementMSBeirut30
Industrial Engineering and Engineering ManagementMSByblos30
Interdisciplinary Gender StudiesMABeirut30
International AffairsMABeirut and Byblos30
Islamic ArtMABeirut30
Mechanical EngineeringMSByblos30
Medicine *MDByblosVariable[1]
Migration StudiesMABeirut30
Pharmaceutical Development and ManagementMSByblos36
Pharmacy [2]PharmDByblos201

Lebanese American University Tuition Fees

Undergraduate Programs

ProgramDegreePer termPer credit
Applied PhysicsB.S.9,319779
Arabic Language and LiteratureB.A.8,382698
Civil EngineeringB.E.10,154848
Communication Arts/CommunicationB.A.9,319779
Computer EngineeringB.E.10,154848
Computer ScienceB.S.9,319779
Electrical EngineeringB.E.10,154848
Fashion DesignB.A.10,200854
Fine ArtsB.A.10,200854
Graphic DesignB.S.10,200854
Business Emphasis Hospitality & Tourism ManagemtB.S.9,938827
Industrial EngineeringB.E.10,154848
Interior ArchitectureB.A.10,200854
Interior DesignB.S.10,200854
Mechanical EngineeringB.E.10,154848
Mechatronics EngineeringB.E.10,154848
Multimedia JournalismB.A.9,319779
Nutrition and Dietetics (Coordinated Program)B.S.773
Petroleum EngineeringB.E.10,154848
Performing ArtsB.A.9,319779
Political ScienceB.A.8,382698
Political Science/International AffairsB.A.8,382698
Social Work & Community DevelopmentB.A.8,382698
Television and FilmB.A.9,319779

The LAU Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing

ProgramDegreePer termPer credit
Nursing — New students (2022-2023)B.S.7,135597
Nursing — Continuing students (2021-2022)B.S.7,135597
Nursing — Continuing students (2020-2021)B.S.7,135597
Nursing — Continuing students (2019-2020)B.S.7,135597
Nursing — Continuing students (2018-2019)B.S.6,926580
Nursing — Continuing students (2017-2018)B.S.6,676559

Graduate Programs

ProgramDegreePer credit
Actuarial ScienceExecutive M.A.900
Applied and Computational MathematicsM.S.814
Applied EconomicsM.A.882
Biological SciencesM.S.814
Business AdministrationM.B.A.882
Business AdministrationExecutive M.B.A.900
Business LawL.L.M.882
Civil and Environmental EngineeringM.S.891
Computer EngineeringM.S.891
Computer ScienceM.S.814
Human Resources ManagementM.S.882
Industrial Engineering and Engineering ManagementM.S.891
Interdisciplinary Gender StudiesM.A.780
International AffairsM.A.780
Islamic ArtM.A.867
Mechanical EngineeringM.S.891
Migration StudiesM.A.780
Multimedia JournalismM.A.780
Pharmaceutical Development & ManagementM.S.779

Special Programs

ProgramPer termPer credit
Bridge – Arts8,382698
Bridge – Business9,938827
Bridge – Sciences9,319779
Dietetics Internship773
Intensive English7,900658
New York Academic Center945
QBA (Remedial MBA Course)882
Special Students10,967912
Teaching Diploma & Diploma in Learning Disabilities & Giftedness8,382698
Undecided Major9,319779

Programs With Annual Tuition

The LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine

ProgramAnnual Tuition
MD — New students (2022-2023)33,822
MD — Continuing students (2021-2022)33,822
MD — Continuing students (2020-2021)33,822
MD — Continuing students (2019-2020)33,822
MD — Continuing students (2018-2019)32,837
MD — Continuing students (2017-2018)31,650
MD — Continuing students (2016-2017)30,430

The LAU School of Pharmacy

ProgramAnnual Tuition
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)26,400

Lebanese American University Admission

First-Time Applicants (undergraduates)

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