Requirements for Master's Degree

The requirements for the Master’s degree in Entomology are described fully in the Graduate Handbook, which can be found on this site. Briefly, a student in the Master’s program must 1) establish an advisory committee consisting of the Major Advisor and at least two members of the LSU Graduate Faculty; 2) satisfy coursework and credit hour requirements; 3) prepare a research proposal and plan of study; 4) write a thesis; 5) present a public exit seminar; and 6) pass a comprehensive oral examination and thesis defense.

The minimum requirement for a Master’s degree is 30 hours of graduate work, including 24 hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis research. At least 15 hours of course work must be graduate (7000) level, which includes required courses and the 6 hours of research (ENTM 8000). Available courses are shown in Appendix A. The Master’s degree must be completed within five years from entrance into the degree program.


Application for admission is through the LSU Graduate School.

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