M.Sc. On Campus

Biological Sciences

Louisiana State University

12 months
29456 USD/year
29456 USD/year
12541 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Biological Sciences degree programs from Louisiana State University are designed to be flexible in order to meet the many of needs of students in the sub-disciplines of modern biology. This flexibility allows designing a program of courses that will benefit the student and his or her research needs.


The Department of Biological Sciences offers research-oriented M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry. The M.S. requires a thesis and a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work, 24 hours of which must be in coursework. At least one-half of the minimum required credit in the M.S. program must be in courses at or above the 7000 level.

The Biological Sciences programme from Louisiana State University degrees may be undertaken in any of the three Divisions within our Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB); Cellular, Developmental, & Integrative Biology (CDIB); and Systematics, Ecology, & Evolution (SEE). Over 60 faculty have a wide range of research interests. The 130 graduate students in the department receive funding from a combination of departmental teaching assistantships, fellowships, and external research support.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is committed to: 

  • advance groundbreaking discoveries in the biomedical sciences
  • provide excellence in professional and graduate education
  • serve and promote the institution and greater community.

Programme Structure


  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB); 
  • Cellular, Developmental, & Integrative Biology (CDIB); 
  •  Systematics, Ecology, & Evolution (SEE).
  •  General Microbiology 
  •  Principles of Genetics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply, submit to the Graduate School: 

  • An application to the Graduate School. Electronic submission has been implemented and is recommended. Details on how to apply also are found at that site. You also may apply by submitting a completed "Application for Admission" form (available from the Department).
  • A non-refundable fee of $50.00 (U.S.) and $70.00 (nonimmigrant) and can be paid in the form of a check, money order or credit card payable to Louisiana State University.
  • Official results of the GRE (verbal, quantitative and analytical) and TOEFL (if you are a foreign applicant) sent by ETS.
  • Official transcripts from the registrar of each college or university you previously or currently attend.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12541 USD per year during 12 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!