Chemistry, M.Sc.

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The LSU Department of Chemistry is a leading research and teaching-intensive program within the largest public institution in the state of Louisiana. The department is housed on the LSU Baton Rouge campus, which has been voted as one of the ten most beautiful campuses in the US. The Master of Science program in Chemistry is offered by the Louisiana State University.


Through interdisciplinary research, our Master of Science in Chemistry students are working in some of the hottest and most exciting areas of modern chemistry. The faculty are extremely active while maintaining a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  As a result of our excellence in teaching and research, we have the largest PhD program at LSU, and we have also doubled the number of undergraduate majors in chemistry.

Programme Structure

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                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus
                • More information Go to the programme website

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                Academic Requirements

                You need the following GPA score:

                Required score: 3

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                • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

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                • Complete Online Application to the Graduate School:

                  • Fill in all information required by the LSU Graduate School.
                  • Request three (3) Letters of Recommendation. 
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                Tuition Fee

                • International Applies to you

                  29000 USD/year
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                  28868 USD/year
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                • In-State Applies to you

                  11953 USD/year
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                Living costs for Baton Rouge

                • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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