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Human Ecology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) , LA,
The LSU AgCenter’s mission is to provide the people of Louisiana with research-based educational information that will improve their lives and economic well-being. The Human Ecology program is offered by Louisiana State University.

About

The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts agricultural-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state. The LSU AgCenter plays an integral role in supporting agricultural industries, enhancing the environment, and improving the quality of life through its 4-H youth, family and consumer sciences, and community development programs.

Because of the high quality of the research, the LSU AgCenter has one of the most active intellectual property programs in the country and ranks among the top research universities as far as return on investment dollar. More than 50 scientists in the LSU AgCenter have received patents or plant variety protection certificates.

The Human Ecology program is offered by Louisiana State University.

Concentrations:
  • Apparel Design

The concentration in Apparel Design offers students an opportunity to refine and enhance designskills beyond the bachelor's degree. Courses focus on creativity, product development, andproblem solving for a specified target market.

  • Merchandising

The concentration in merchandising provides opportunities to enhance understanding of thetextile/apparel industry, including supply chain and consumption. Courses focus on consumerbehavior, international retailing, fashion theory, social-psychological theories, manufacturing,product development, and evaluation.

  • Textile Science

The concentration in textile science offers enhanced textile knowledge and preparation for avariety of positions in the industry such as: design and development of new consumer andindustrial textiles, product development with bio-based materials, textile testing and textile services.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • History of Textiles
  • Textile & Apparel Product Evaluation
  • Entrepreneurship in Human Ecology
  • Social-Psychological Theories of Dress and Appearance
  • Textile Manufacturing
  • Apparel Merchandising and Global Expansion
  • Bio-composites: Production and Evaluation
For more information, please visit the program website.

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:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic 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

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

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

    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

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