Graduate Programs

General Registration Deadlines:

Student Classification Spring 2021 Summer 2021 Fall 2021
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents November 15 May 1 June 30
International Students October 1 April 15 April 15
Non-Degree Students November 15 May 1 June 30

These due dates are established by the LSU Graduate School.



Registration Deadlines:

Due dates are the same as those listed at the top of the page established by the LSU Graduate School.


October 15 (Spring 2021)


BE Info

BE Graduate Program

Biological Engineering

  • Master’s in Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • PhD in Biological Engineering


Our graduate program is one of the premier national programs in biological and agricultural engineering. Over the past few years, our department has had significant growth in nanotechnology, biotechnology, and biomedical engineering concentrations to expand our traditional agricultural and coastal engineering emphasis. An increasing number of young and active mid-level professors, winners of major national awards, work to continue to grow significant programs, garner large grants, and author excellent articles and books. Some of the best students in the country join our program. We recently welcomed students with National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowships, Board of Regents fellowships, and Diversity (ETD) fellowships. Our graduate program is an excellent choice for students interested in working with some of the finest scientists and engineers in their fields, as well as enjoying the unique culture and cuisine Louisiana has to offer.


For more information or general inquiries, contact Graduate Coordinator Cristina Sabliov at


Registration Deadlines:

October 15 (Spring 2021)

April 15 (Fall 2021 Financial Aid)

May 15 (Fall 2021 General Deadline)


ChemE Info

ChemE Graduate Program

Chemical Engineering

  • Master’s in Chemical Engineering
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering


LSU Chemical Engineering is recognized as a strong educational and research unit, both regionally and nationally. During the past five years, the department has averaged seven PhD graduates per year and 10 master’s graduates per year. Enrollment averages 55 students, with 80% of those being PhD candidates, and the overall quality of entering students is the highest of any department at LSU. The department is consistently among the top in the nation in sponsored research. Funding is through external grants and contracts from federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, state sources, and private (corporate) sources. Part-time students are welcome. For the convenience of those working in nearby industry, key graduate courses are offered in the early evening. Students are encouraged to develop programs to meet their particular interests. Areas of specialization include energy engineering, environmental engineering, biochemical engineering, advanced computations, process systems engineering, catalysis, and materials engineering.


For more information or general inquiries, contact Graduate Coordinator Rachel Landry at


Registration Deadlines:

Due dates are the same as those listed at the top of the page established by the LSU Graduate School.


CE & EVEG Info

CEE Graduate Program

Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering

  • Master’s in Civil Engineering
  • Online Master’s in Civil Engineering With Emphasis in Transportation Engineering
  • Master’s in Coastal and Ecological Engineering
  • PhD in Civil Engineering


Our graduate students gain firsthand knowledge and hands-on experience in the design, installation, and maintenance of the infrastructure systems essential for development of modern societies and coastal subsidence projects crucial for the resilience of Louisiana and other coastal regions. They also use the principles of engineering, biology, chemistry, and physics to address environmental challenges, such as waste disposal, water treatment, recycling, pollution control, and public health. Areas of specialization include coastal and ecological engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical and geophysical engineering, mechanics of material behavior, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering.


For more information or general inquiries, contact Graduate Coordinator Madison Lane at


Registration Deadlines:

Due dates are the same as those listed at the top of the page established by the LSU Graduate School.


CM Info

CM Graduate Program

Construction Management

  • Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Construction Management
  • Master of Science in Construction Management
  • PhD in Engineering Science With a Concentration in Construction Management


The construction management graduate program is designed to blend engineering, business, and construction management concepts together to produce a professional graduate who can manage complex construction processes effectively and efficiently. CM graduate students will have an in-depth education in state-of-the-art construction specializations, including sustainable construction, hazard management construction, building information modeling, decision-making, and advanced productivity. There are four focused research areas: advanced materials and sustainability, building science for disaster-resistant communities, built environment informatics, and capital facility management.


For more information or general inquiries, contact Graduate Coordinator Chao Wang at


Registration Deadlines:

For regular admission with full financial consideration:

October 1 (Spring 2021) and January 15 (Fall 2021)

Final deadlines for late admission:

October 15 (Spring 2021) and May 15 (Fall 2021)


CS Info

CS Graduate Program

Computer Science

  • Master’s in Computer Science
  • PhD in Computer Science


The Division of Computer Science and Engineering’s graduate program is designed to be flexible in order to provide our students with opportunities to take courses and do research in both core and applied/interdisciplinary areas. There are currently about 100 students, roughly evenly split between the MS and PhD programs. Additionally, our graduate program is in the top 30 nationwide, according to the latest National Research Council ranking.


For more information or for general inquiries, contact Graduate Coordinator Symone Johnson at


Registration Deadlines:

  • U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens: November 15 (Spring 2021) and July 15 (Fall 2021);
  • International Students: October 1 (Spring 2021) and June 17 (Fall 2021)
  • Non-Degree Students:  November 15 (Spring 2021) and July 15 (Fall 2021).


ECE Info

ECE Graduate Programs

Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Master’s in Electrical Engineering
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering


The Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a leader in research, teaching, and service in a field that is crucial to the world’s economy. It is the largest and most active electrical and computer engineering division at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Louisiana. It offers both a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering and has 24 full-time faculty who are leading experts in their fields, providing hands-on research experience and mentoring you throughout your graduate studies. Our graduate students consistently receive job offers with salaries above the national average and are working at companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Qualcomm, Garmin, Entergy, and numerous universities in the United States and abroad.


For more information or for general inquiries, contact Graduate Coordinator Beth Cochran at


Registration Deadlines:

Due dates are the same as those listed at the top of the page established by the LSU Graduate School.


IE Info

IE Graduate Program

Industrial Engineering

  • Master’s in Industrial Engineering
  • PhD in Industrial Engineering


The path to a graduate degree in industrial engineering takes many shapes and forms. Students with backgrounds in engineering, math, and other undergraduate degrees can successfully achieve their career goals. The graduate programs in industrial engineering develop skills to tackle immediate challenges across multiple industries and provide a basis for graduates to advance professionally. While building a wide knowledge of industrial engineering, students can focus on several areas, including ergonomics and human factors, healthcare, supply chain systems, and information technology engineering. Graduates have the ability to identify, design, and execute industrial engineering projects and research, and they pursue careers in academia, research, industry, and government.


For more information or for general inquiries, contact Graduate Advisor Isabelina Nahmens at


Registration Deadlines:

October 1 (Spring 2021)

April 1 (Summer 2021 and Fall 2021)


ME Info

ME Graduate Program

Mechanical Engineering

  • Master’s in Mechanical Engineering
  • Accelerated Master’s of Mechanical Engineering,
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering


Our mechanical engineering graduate program prepares students to research, design, develop, build, integrate, and test mechanical and thermal/flow devices and systems, including sensors, tools, engines, and machines of all kinds. Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacture of many products, ranging from medical devices to new batteries. They also design and engineer the maintenance of both power-producing and power-consuming machines. They typically design/redesign devices or systems with the aid of engineering analysis and design tools to solve particular problems; investigate, diagnose, and fix equipment failures/problems; develop and test prototypes; analyze test results; change designs and/or systems as needed to fulfill their purpose; and oversee manufacturing processes. Modern mechanical engineers are expected to take a leading role in the digital transformation, which is already underway in many industrial sectors. Mechanical engineers can often cover what other engineers do because of the breadth of this engineering field. Strategic research areas include application areas, such as energy, manufacturing, and biotechnology; and technical areas like materials, robotics, and systems (thermal/fluid, mechanical, aero).


For more information or for general inquiries, contact Graduate Coordinator Elise Bridgewater at


Registration Deadlines:

October 1 (Spring 2021),

February 15 (Fall 2021)



PETE Graduate Program

Petroleum Engineering

  • Master’s in Petroleum Engineering
  • PhD in Petroleum Engineering


The Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering offers both a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum Engineering. There is a minimum core requirement of credit hours—18 for the MS and 21 for the PhD—in drilling, production, formation evaluation, reservoir engineering, and engineering mathematics, as shown in the department’s Core Curriculum Requirements document. A secondary concentration area consisting of a six-hours-minimum of earned credit in a specified field of study may be required by the advisory committee. 


For more information or for general inquiries, contact Administrative Coordinator Janet Dugas at