Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge, better known as LSU, is a public school near the Mississippi River, in the southeastern part of the state. Students at LSU can choose from many programs in more than a dozen colleges, with graduate degrees available in the E. J. Ourso College of Business, the College of Engineering, the law school and several other fields. Outside the classroom, LSU students can explore more than 350 student organizations or check out the unique, free facilities nearby, including the 14-acre Hilltop Arboretum or the Louisiana Museum of Natural History. Sports fans can visit the Andonie Museum, which is also free and all about the history of LSU athletics. Student athletes can play at the recreational level or with the LSU Tigers varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference. Notable LSU alumni include four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, and Lyndon Johnson’s vice president, Hubert Humphrey.
The Graduate School is unique among LSU’s academic colleges: it has no faculty and offers no classes. I almost said we have no students, either, but in fact, we have plenty of students – about 5,000 – since all graduate students “belong” to the Graduate School. Still, these students take their coursework and write their theses or dissertations in their academic departments. But we play a central part in students’ academic careers, from admission through milestone examinations to graduation. Our role is to support our graduate students and assure they get the help they need quickly and courteously.
electrical and computer engineering
biological and agricultural engineering
coastal and ecological engineering