The Interdisciplinary Certificate Program in Materials Science and Engineering is designed to provide both current LSU graduate students and new graduate students in the College of Engineering and College of Science an opportunity to enhance their career opportunities in industry, government laboratories, academia, and entrepreneurship. The program emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of the study of materials and the engineering application of their properties.
The admission process for the Interdisciplinary Certificate Program in Materials Science and Engineering involves two steps:
1. Apply to the LSU Graduate School as a non-degree seeking graduate student as described below; if you are a current LSU graduate student please proceed to step two – there is no need to complete the online admission application.
Applications and supporting materials for all graduate study must be submitted through the online application site for the LSU Graduate School. Official transcripts (along with an English translation version for non-English speaking universities) from each and every institution attended, official GRE scores (sent directly from ETS to the LSU Graduate School: code 6373), official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (for international students whose native language is not English), and other materials that come from third-party sources must be mailed to: LSU Office of Graduate Admissions, 114 West David Boyd Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. These paper documents are stored electronically and departments have access to all materials submitted by and/or on behalf of a student applying to graduate study.
In addition to the documents and scores required by the Graduate School, the Department of Chemical Engineering requires applicants to submit the following items: a statement of purpose, a current resumé/CV, and a minimum of three letters of recommendation (no form required). A writing sample is not required by our department but may be submitted if the applicant so desires. All of these additional items should be submitted electronically through the Graduate School admission system. Direct mailing of these items is discouraged.
Applicants must adhere to the application deadlines established by the Graduate School and the department. Meeting the minimum admission requirements established by the Graduate School does not necessarily ensure acceptance into the program. Applications for admission are evaluated by the graduate admissions committee.
2. Apply to the graduate certificate program. To do so, you must fill out the graduate certificate department approval form found at www.mse.lsu.edu and submit it to the chair of the MSE Education Committee.