Graduate Resources

How to Join Our Team: Gaining Admission to CC&E's Graduate Programs

Thank you for considering the LSU College of the Coast & Environment, or CC&E, for your graduate studies. Most CC&E graduate students work with faculty on cutting edge research project(s). For that reason, a student's research interest must align with their major advisor's research. The steps below describe the process for joining our team.


Once accepted, students may receive funding assistance from a variety of sources to offset the cost of their graduate studies such as financial aid, awards, fellowships, and scholarships. If eligibility requirements are met, students typically receive a graduate research assistantship or a teaching assistantship that includes a stipend, a non-resident tuition fee waiver, and a tuition exemption. Students are responsible for paying the fees. There are a few supplemental scholarships and awards given to exceptional students. 

Relevant Links

Prospective Student Contact Form

Use this form to inquire about working with a specific faculty member. Make sure to list the name of the faculty member.

Prospective Student Contact Form

Out of State Students

Out of state students may qualify to study in a specialized field while paying only in-state tuition rates.

Learn How to Qualify