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.