Join Our Graduate Program

How to Join One of our Graduate Programs

Thank you for considering the LSU College of the Coast & Environment, or CC&E, for your graduate studies. Whether you're with the Department of Environmental Sciences or the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, you will most likely be working with faculty on a cutting edge research project. To facilitate this, it's best to ensure your research interests align with those of your major advisor. Follow the steps below to start the process.


Once accepted, students may receive funding assistance from a variety of sources to offset the cost of their graduate studies such as financial aid, awards, fellowships, and scholarships. If eligibility requirements are met, students typically receive a graduate research assistantship or a teaching assistantship that includes a stipend, a non-resident tuition fee waiver, and a tuition exemption. Students are responsible for paying the fees. There are a few supplemental scholarships and awards given to exceptional students. 

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Prospective Student Contact Form

Use this form to inquire about working with a specific faculty member. Make sure to list the name of the faculty member.

Prospective Student Contact Form

Out of State Students

Out of state students may qualify to study in a specialized field while paying only in-state tuition rates.

Learn How to Qualify

DOCS Pre-Application & Admissions Information

DOCS Pre-Application & Admissions Information