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Biological & Agricultural Engineering, M.S.BAE

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #651 (QS) , LA,
The Biological & Agricultural Engineering programme from Louisiana State University offers master’s study in biological and agricultural engineering, offered with both thesis and non-thesis options as well as the interdisciplinary PhD in Engineering Science through the College of Engineering.


Students pursuing the Biological & Agricultural Engineering programme from Louisiana State University are expected to have completed a previous degree in an accredited biological and agricultural engineering program offered by the Louisiana State University or similar program. Students who do not have a BS degree in engineering may pursue an MS in the College of Engineering’s interdepartmental program.

The specific educational objective:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;

  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;

  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs;

  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;

  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Engineering Methods
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Transport Phenomena in Biological Engineering
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Calculus 
  • English Composition

                  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:


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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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