Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University (LSU) is a flagship public university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, and through its many academic schools and colleges, the university offers a wide range of programs to master’s degree-seeking students.

  • Average Tuition USD 29,600
  • Students 31,524
  • Total Annual Cost USD 45,200
  • Intakes Fall Spring Summer
  • Application Deadline May 15 November 1 March 15
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Louisiana State University (LSU) offers 73 master’s degree programs through its several academic schools which include architecture, geology, education, agriculture, arts, and humanities. LSU is dedicated to providing uncommon, affordable, and easily obtainable master’s degree experience to students. The master’s degree courses emphasize hands-on experiences that students need to address community problems and build leadership skills while reinforcing course content and helping fulfill academic goals. LSU’ Academic Program Abroad provides students scholarship opportunity to gain global exposure by studying in one of the institution’s 400 partner schools. Support facilities ranging from academic assistance to pastoral care are also made available to the students. Above all, the university prides in sharing its student outcomes in a transparent manner. Notable alumni include Renee Horton - lead metallic engineer for the NASA, William "Bill" Conti - Oscar-winning composer, and Amy Brittain - Pulitzer Prize winner.

  • 01LSU is ranked 65 among Kiplinger’s Top 100 Public Colleges.
  • 02LSU ranks highest in Louisiana among public universities for both early career and mid-career earnings.
  • 03LSU was placed in the top 100 universities by subject ranking in the world by the QS World University Ranking.

Master Programs

  • Baton Rouge, LA 70803, United States

    Accounting

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • Baton Rouge, LA 70803, United States

    Agricultural Economics

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Agricultural Economics.The program offers courses that focus on the study of international trade; product pricing; microeconomics and macroeconomics; economic statistics; and political economy in relation to the agri-food industry.

  • Baton Rouge, LA 70803, United States

    Biochemistry

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biochemistry. The program offers courses that focus on investigating enzyme reactions, mechanisms of gene regulation, chemical signaling pathways, and cellular structure at the molecular level.

  • Baton Rouge, LA 70803, United States

    Biological & Agricultural Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biological & Agricultural Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and analysis of mechanical systems, structures, production of food and pharmaceuticals, and protection of natural resources.

  • Baton Rouge, LA 70803, United States

    Biological Sciences

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biological Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • Baton Rouge, LA 70803, United States

    Digital Media Arts & Engineering

    This program is designed to equip students with technical skills from graphic design and animation to dynamic web programming and mobile app development. The program offers courses that focus on the study of motion graphics, screenwriting, video editing, digital audio production and video production.

  • Baton Rouge, LA 70803, United States

    Engineering Science

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the principles of physics; high and low temperature phenomena; computational physics; superconductivity; applied thermodynamics; molecular and particle physics applications; and space science research.

  • Baton Rouge, LA 70803, United States

    Veterinary Clinical Sciences

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Veterinary Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of animal nutrition, animal husbandry, animal behavior, and the treatment and prevention of diseases.

  • Baton Rouge, LA 70803, United States

    Veterinary Clinical Sciences

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Veterinary Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of animal nutrition, animal husbandry, animal behavior, and the treatment and prevention of diseases.

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Rankings

  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 651
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 382
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 218
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 401
  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 173
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 133

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GRE 315
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 600
  • Minimum SAT 1030
  • Minimum ACT 22
  • Minimum PTE 59

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    LSU has numerous scholarship opportunities for its students; notable among them is the LSU Alumni Association International Student Scholarship which is a merit-based scholarship offered to four international students that have shown proof of leadership experience, global engagement, and diversity. Other scholarship opportunities are made available to all students by the various colleges and academic schools.

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    Established in 1860

    Other

    Over 92% of LSU’s students receive a scholarship or financial aids annually LSU has a partnership with employers from diverse fields for students’ placement.

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          • Testimony
            1981-1987, Master's degree, Electrical and Electronics Engineering

            looking back I can now say that the years I spent in LSU were the best years of my life. great atmosphere, great school, great southern food and the best of all are the great southern people and culture that you get to meet. it was really a fullfilling and life enhancing experience. So thank y'all .

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            2007-2009, Masters, Sport Management

            Great place, great people, great parties, and a great educational experience!!!

          • Testimony
            2003-2005, MS, Accounting

            LSU is a large university where students can take a multidisciplinary approach to educating themselves through opportunities in the classroom and paid professional work. It is this professional work that gave me the means to become a financial auditor AND an enterprise software architect with the liberal arts training necessary to express ideas effectively. LSU's contribution to my life can be expressed in "dollars and sense."