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Biological Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) , LA,
The Biological Sciences program at Louisiana State University 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.

About

The Biological Sciences degree programs at Louisiana State University are designed to be flexible in order to meet the many of needs of students in the sub-disciplines of modern biology. This flexibility allows designing a program of courses that will benefit the student and his or her research needs.

Program Overview

The Biological Sciences degrees may be undertaken in any of the three Divisions within our Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB); Cellular, Developmental, & Integrative Biology (CDIB); and Systematics, Ecology, & Evolution (SEE). Over 60 faculty have a wide range of research interests. The 130 graduate students in the department receive funding from a combination of departmental teaching assistantships, fellowships, and external research support.

Programme Structure

For more information, please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

All applicants must have the following in order to be considered for unconditional admission:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution.
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (A = 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or in the final 64 credit hours) and any graduate work already completed. Acceptable GRE or GMAT scores.
  • Demonstrated English proficiency.
  • A copy of the name page of your passport.
  • A completed Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents (required to process forms for F-1 and J-1 visas).
  • Draft and Gather Additional Application Materials: statement of purpose, curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    28308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28308 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    11393 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11393 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Baton Rouge

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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