Welcome to the LSU Graduate School

Louisiana State University (LSU) is a flagship public, land, sea- and space-grant doctoral university and an academically elite educational institution playing a national leadership role in graduate education and research. The synergy between our internationally renowned faculty and our graduate student population helps to keep Louisiana, the nation, and global partners on the leading edge of discovery.

The Graduate School represents and supports all of LSU’s graduate programs in partnership with departments, colleges, and other academic units involved in graduate education; this includes programs in the 10 disciplinary colleges as well as partners at the LSU system academic units, such as the Agriculture Center, and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, where graduate students and programs are needed to support their work.


Student Spotlight

Maretta McDonald

Maretta McDonaldMaretta McDonald is a Sociology doctoral student. Her research focuses on the intersection of race, gender, class, and place. Her research has the potential to influence sociological research as well as public policy.


Student Spotlight

Ifeyinwa Davis 

Janet MansarayIfeyinwa Davis is a Sociology doctoral student. Her dissertation research investigates Black Women's experiences with pregnancy,labor and delivery, and postpartum periods.