M.Sc. On Campus


Louisiana State University

12 months
29456 USD/year
29456 USD/year
12541 USD/year
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  Graduate programme in Biochemistry offered by Louisiana State University prepare students for professional careers in biochemical research and teaching. Research interests within the department encompass a broad range, including cell and molecular biology, virology, plant biochemistry, enzymology, and protein, DNA, and carbohydrate molecular biophysics.


Programme Overview

  • Graduate programme in Biochemistry at Louisiana State University offers research-oriented M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry. Qualified students usually enter the Ph.D. program without first earning a M.S. degree. Requirements for the Ph.D. include appropriate coursework designed to provide broad but intensive training in biochemistry, experience in presentation of seminars, and successful completion of qualifying and general examinations.
  •  The Ph.D. also requires formulation and execution of original research, as demonstrated by production of research publications and a dissertation. The M.S. requires a thesis and a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work, 24 hours of which must be in coursework. At least one-half of the minimum required credit in the M.S. program must be in courses at or above the 7000 level.
  • The Biological Sciences degree programs are designed to be flexible in order to meet the many of needs of students in the sub-disciplines of modern biology. Since the biological sciences degree is applicable to more fields, the specific courses required are tailored to meet individual student requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology for Science Majors
  • Biology Laboratory for Science Majors
  • Molecular Biology of Microorganisms 
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Biomedical Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Regular Admission to the LSU Graduate School requires: 

  • a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; 
  • a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average (GPA) for all undergraduate work taken prior to receiving a degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all previous graduate work for which a grade is given; 
  •  satisfactory academic standing at the last institution attended; 
  •  acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE); and 
  •  acceptance into a departmental program.

Tuition Fee

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    29456 USD/year
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  • National

    29456 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12541 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Baton Rouge

900 - 1400 USD /month
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