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Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences (DOCS) at Louisiana State University provides unique graduate-level MS and PhD programs that focus on ecological and oceanographic processes extending from the coastal zone to the deep ocean.

 The Oceanography and Coastal Sciences programme is offered by Louisiana State University integrates knowledge from: zoology

ecology

biochemistry

oceanography

economics

 law 

To address serious problems such as overfishing, pollution, habitat loss, and resource utilization disputes that threaten Louisiana's fishery resources, the economic well-being of important industries, and its rich coastal heritage.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  •  Oceans to Estuaries 
  • Weather Analysis and Satellite Meteorology
  • Coastal Morphodynamics
  •  Scientific Writing and Collaboration
  •  Techniques of Research Presentation
  • Environmental Pollution Transport Processes
  • Salt Marsh Ecology 

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

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    79

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    550

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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).

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

  • International

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12541 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Baton Rouge

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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