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Biological Sciences

Louisiana State University in Shreveport

12 months
Duration
13230 USD/year
13230 USD/year
4900 USD/year
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About

The College of Arts and Sciences in the School of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University in Shreveport administers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Biological Sciences (B.S). The program of study consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours with thesis and non-thesis options. 

Overview

The Biological Sciences thesis option at Louisiana State University in Shreveport offers a basic science approach to the study of any one or combination of the following concentrations: cellular and molecular biology (CE), computational biology (CO), environmental biology (EN), and field and organismal biology (FI). Graduation requires the maintenance of the academic standards set by the Office of Graduate Studies; successful completion of required core and recommended elective courses, and thesis hours; and approval of a manuscript and oral defense of the thesis research by a thesis director and committee consisting of graduate faculty members in the School of Mathematics and Sciences.

Learning outcomes

The non-thesis option, the health sciences (HS) concentration, is available to students preparing for a profession in the health sciences: medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or biomedical sciences. Graduation depends on the maintenance of the academic standards set by the Office of Graduate Studies; successful completion of required core courses, required concentration courses, and elective concentration courses; and a score of 80% on the exit exam. The exit exam may contain 50 - 100 questions with 5 - 20 questions from core and required concentration courses (i.e. BCHM 722, BIOS 670, MATH 710, BCHM 610, BCHM 612, and BIOS 686) and 10 passage-based questions.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Evolution
  • Biological Sciences
  • Ecological Methods
  • Molecular Biology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • be in satisfactory standing at the last institution attended
  • meet all admissions requirements for their desired degree program
  • Pay the $20 application fee ($30 for international students).
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended.
 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6615 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    13230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6615 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2450 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Shreveport

959 - 1490 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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