Your Journey
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Choose your path, letting your imagination take you anywhere you'd like to go as a scholar, researcher, and community leader


From cancer and diabetes to coastal sustainability, energy, and agriculture, we improve the lives of others every day


Our graduate students inspire their peers and undergraduates as leaders in the classroom, researchers, and outreach volunteers 


Why LSU?

As the state of Louisiana's Flagship University, LSU is committed to solving local, national, and global issues that matter most to our community. We provide a unique opportunity to learn at a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution where intellectual curiosity, personal development, and individuality are celebrated.  At LSU, you'll find your home away from home within a diverse environment and supportive community of administrators, faculty, staff, and students. 

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Ready to begin your graduate journey as a Tiger? Explore our premier programs and learn more about the application process.


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The LSU Difference


LSU is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the nation. Among the elite one percent with land-, sea-, and space-grant designations, our programs provide a unique opportunity to solve real-world issues across a wide-range of fields. Our transformative LSU Scholarship First and A & M Agendas represent our fierce drive for excellence and dedication to impacting our great state and this nation.    

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We see you. Whether seeking a quiet place to reflect, cultural spaces, or accommodations, LSU strives to create safe spaces in which all can be themselves.

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Located in the capitol city and about hour away from New Orleans and Lafayette, LSU students have access to great food and endless entertainment.



A Little LSU Extra

At LSU, your experience entails more than education or research. It's about community, culture, and collaboration. We aren't solely focused on what you'll learn but also who you'll become in the process. Louisiana is known for its warm hospitality, where some businesses give what’s called “lagniappe”, a Cajun expression meaning a little something extra or bonus gift. As a member of the LSU graduate community, you’ll receive top notch educational and research opportunities, but you’ll gain an abundance of lagniappe along the way. Welcome to Tiger Country!