Master of Biological Sciences
Master of Science (M.S.)
Earn your master degree in Biological Sciences (MS) from Louisiana State University Shreveport and choose a thesis or non-thesis option.
Earn your master’s degree in biological sciences at LSU Shreveport and prepare for health care professions and research careers. With a thesis and non-thesis option, the biological sciences program offers courses and training in cellular and molecular biology, field and organismal biology, environmental science, computational biology and health sciences.
Why LSUS’ biological sciences program?
The graduate experience at LSUS is hands-on and highly collaborative. Our biological sciences faculty all hold doctoral degrees and are noted researchers in their fields of study. They are also dedicated and enthusiastic teachers who will work side-by-side with you throughout your master’s program. The program leverages a number of partnerships with local organizations to offer a wide range of research opportunities, and the departments of biological sciences and chemistry/physics work closely together in both coursework and research activities. LSUS’ master’s degree in biological sciences prepares students to be competitive applicants to health and biomedical professional school programs. Graduates go on to successful careers in medicine, research, academics and industry.
Research and experiential learning
LSUS has a research collaboration with LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport where our students routinely conduct research. Faculty from LSUS and LSUHSC-Shreveport present details of their research as part of a medical seminar course offered each semester. We also have a strong connection with the LSU Red River Agricultural Research Station, where several of our students have undertaken research projects for their master’s degrees. Other collaborations include Northwest Regional Crime Laboratory, the new downtown aquarium, and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, where students have found internships and employment.
LSUS MSBS Admissions Requirements
In addition to general University requirements for admission to graduate studies, you must submit GRE General Test scores of at least 300 for the combined verbal and quantitative sections on the new GRE format or at least 1000 for the combined analytical and quantitative sections on the old GRE format. Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation from at least one science faculty member. The second letter of recommendation may be from a scientific professional with a terminal degree.