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.
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.
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 and the new downtown aquarium, where students have found internships and employment.
The thesis option offers a basic science approach to the study of any one or a combination of the following concentrations:
Learn more about courses in the biological sciences master’s degree program.
LSUS biological sciences master’s degree alumni have gone on to top doctoral programs, careers in environmental science, research and industry. Career and graduate school pathways for some of our recent graduates include:
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