About The Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School
Louisiana State University (LSU) is a flagship public, land, sea- and space-grant doctoral university and an academically elite educational institution playing a national leadership role in graduate education and research. The synergy between our internationally renowned faculty and our graduate student population helps to keep Louisiana, the nation, and global partners on the leading edge of discovery.
Having awarded its first graduate degree in 1869, The Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School represents and supports all of LSU’s graduate programs in partnership with departments, colleges, and other academic units involved in graduate education. This includes programs in the 10 disciplinary colleges and the School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as partners at the LSU system academic units, such as the Agriculture Center and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, where graduate students and programs are needed to support their work.
Louisiana State University and A&M College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees.
Louisiana State University and A&M College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Louisiana State University and A&M College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).
The above accreditation statement must be use by all university units in all print and electronic publications, including websites, when referring to the University's regional accreditation.
Since 1913, LSU has continuously maintained its SACSCOC accreditation, which was most recently reaffirmed in 2014. The university's most recent SACSCOC review occurred in March 2020 with the submission of the SACSCOC Fifth-Year Interim Report, and its next reaffirmation of accreditation is in 2024. Learn more about specific accredited programs.
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With more than 160 degree programs, the LSU Graduate School offers more extended and comprehensive programs than any other educational institution in Louisiana. LSU’s Graduate School was established because the university recognized its obligation to provide an environment for research and inquiry and to make the results of these activities available to the public. LSU is the state’s Flagship University, thus the Graduate School serves as the center of academic research and advanced studies, which administers a more extensive and comprehensive program than any other educational institution in Louisiana.
LSU offers doctoral programs in over 50 major fields of study. These programs offer opportunities for advanced training and research in all areas of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Master’s degree programs are offered in over 70 major fields. These range from Master of Fine Arts degrees in fields such as creative writing, studio art, and theatre, to professional degree programs in social work, business administration, and library and information science. Graduate Certificates are available in 26 fields of study.
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