Applications to our graduate program are submitted through the GradCAS online application system. Please go here to create an account so you can begin your application. Further details on submission of items can be found on our department GradCAS and the GradCAS Help Center Page . The School of Graduate Studies is dedicated to developing a culture that fosters the recruitment, nurturing and retention of a diverse student body that is reflective of our larger community. Thus, students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our programs. Applications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veterans status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
Requirements for Admission:
- A baccalaureate degree from a college or university approved by a regional accrediting agency.
- Grade point average of at least 2.5 for undergraduate wtk, and 3.0 grade point average ona 4 point scale for all graduate work for which a grade was given.
- Undergraduate courses should include at least one of year of General Biology or Biological Science, one year of Calculus, two years of Chemistry (including one year of Organic Chemistry), and one year of Physics.
- Satisfactory standing at the most recent educational institution attended.
- Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The department requires both verbal and quantitative parts of the GRE. A composite score of 300 or more is recommended and the exam must be taken within 5 years of application to the program. Have the educational Test Service send your GRE score through the CAS using the code 4202. See Sending Official GRE Scores
- Copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Detailed instructions including address can be found under the Sending Official Transcripts to GradCAS menu. Unofficial transcripts can also be uploaded to the CAS for prelimary evaluation, but official ones will be required to complete your application.
***FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS***
In addition to the above items, these must also be completed:
- For foreign transcripts, global credential evaluating must be done. Recommended companies are ECE, WES, and GCE.
- International Students must also present scores of 100 or better for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or 7.0 or better on the International English Testing System (IELTS) examination. To submit your official TOEFL scores to GradCAS, go to http://www.ets.org/toefl and requestyour scores be sent to GradCAS using code #B886. IELTS scores are to be sent directly from IELTS to the Graduate Studies Office at the mailing address below:
LSU School of Graduate Studies LSU Health Sciences Center 1501 Kings Hwy Shreveport, LA 71103
- Applications and their components will only be accpeted through the GradCAS system. Apart from IELTS test score reports, please do not send any required materials or documents by post or email to the department or School of Graduate Studies.
- If your degree will not be conferred in time to begin your Visa process towards starting in the Fall semester, you will need to aply for the Spring, or vice versa. Otherwise, if you apply for the wrong term, you will habe to apply to the correct term ad thus pay the application fee twice. If you have further questions regarding this or are unsure the term for which to apply, please email us as firstname.lastname@example.org.