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Natural Sciences, M.N.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , LA,
The Master of Natural Sciences (MNS) degree from Louisiana State University provides the depth and breadth of study in the sciences that is required of science professionals and school teachers. 


The Master of Natural Sciences (MNS) degree from Louisiana State University program allows a combination of coursework from allied fields. For instance, certified teachers seeking the MNS can tailor their Plan of Study to include courses needed for add-on certifications in additional subject areas, or professionals in STEM intensive areas (e.g., medical technology, pre-med, forensics, environment, and computation in science) may take an array of courses to enhance their job capabilities.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Beef Cattle Production 
  • Small Ruminant Production 
  • Best Practices for Environmental Sustainability in Agriculture 
  • Horse Production 
  • Animal Science Proseminar 
  • Meat Technology 
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          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Credits
            30 alternative credits
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:


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            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

          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).

          Admission Requirements:

          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.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          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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