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Graduate Admissions

Biological Sciences

The department offers a M.S. and Ph.D. degree in both Biochemistry and Biological Sciences.

Biochemistry concentrates on the many disciplines intrinsic to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Biological Sciences emphasizes modern interdisciplinary approaches to biology in areas such as bioinformatics, systematics, ecology, cell biology, and physiology; and also the traditional organism based approaches such as botany, microbiology and zoology.

For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences Graduate Program Office at (225) 578-1556 or by e-mail.


The department offers a M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Chemistry. In general, students who have earned the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry are eligible to apply. However, students from the Republic of India and the People's Republic of China must have earned a Master's degree in Chemistry or an equivalent field. 

You may view an outline of the Ph.D. Program, learn about financial assistance and course offerings, and read brief descriptions of the research interests of each graduate faculty member.

The focus areas of the research-active tenure-track faculty are as follows: Analytical, Macromolecular, Inorganic, Organic and Physical. A number of these faculty members have interdisciplinary interests in fields such as biophysical, bioorganic, bioinorganic, and organometallic chemistry. There is an active Macromolecular Studies Group that contains faculty from Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry and Physics.

For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry Graduate Program toll free at (866) 578-2436 or by e-mail.


Geology & Geophysics

The department offers a M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Geology. The Department of Geology and Geophysics at LSU offers an outstanding graduate program in the earth sciences.

Areas of specialization include biostratigraphy and paleontology, environmental geology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, igneous petrology, metamorphic petrology, stratigraphy and sedimentology, and tectonics.

For more information, contact the Department of Geology & Geophysics Graduate Program at (225) 578-3353 or by e-mail.



The department offers a M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Mathematics. Areas of specialization include: algebra and number theory, algebraic geometry, algebraic and differential topology and knot theory, analysis and applied mathematics, combinatorics and graph theory, control theory, ergodic theory, mathematics of materials science, operator semigroups and functional analysis, harmonic analysis, Lie groups and representation theory, partial and stochastic differential equations, probability, and semigroups.

For more information, contact the Department of Mathematics Graduate Program at (225) 578-1665 or by e-mail.


Physics & Astronomy

The department offers a M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Physics. Areas of specialization include High Energy Physics, Space Science, Astronomy, Materials, Nuclear Physics, Solid State Physics, Medical Physics, Atomic Physics, Optics, General Relativity, and Astrophysics.

For more information, contact the Department of Physics and Astronomy Graduate Program at (225) 578-2261 or by e-mail.


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