A B.S. degree is offered in Coastal Environmental Science. Click here for more information.
The M. S. Degree with thesis option requires 24 semester hours of graduate level courses, including two courses covering the four core areas, and six hours of thesis research for a total of 30 credit hours. At least 15 of the credits hours must be at the 7000 level or above. The Graduate School does not require a formal curriculum statement, but your major advisor and committee may. Do it anyway. It's good for you.
Wetland Science and Management Minor
The department and the Department of Environmental Sciences jointly offer a Minor in Wetland Science and Management that is open to all graduate students at LSU.
Ph. D. Program
The Ph. D. program includes at least 48 hours of course work beyond the baccalaureate, meeting the core requirements, 9 hours of dissertation research, and research leading to a dissertation. Either a formal minor (usually 12 hours) in another department is required or the student must complete a study area of specialization. This may be outside the department or within an area of specialization within the department, but different from the candidate's main area of specialization. At least 29 of the 57credit hours should be at the 7000 level or above.
The report of the Diagnostic Qualifying Examination, a "Doctoral Degree Audit" contains a list of completed graduate-level courses, and a list of proposed courses approved by your committee. This is a contract between you and your committee. To be of much value a proposed program should include tentative dates or milestones and a tentative research prospectus (see below). "Each doctoral student develops an academic course plan acceptable to the Departmental Graduate Advisory Committee."
DOCS 2012-2013 Graduate Student Handbook
We are seeking highly motivated and qualified students for our M.S. and Ph.D programs. If you are interested in a career in Oceanography or Wetland Sciences, we'd like to hear from you.
Financial Assistance is available for qualified applicants. Please check the pre-application page below:
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