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2014-2015 General Catalog 
2014-2015 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Program in Natural Sciences (Graduate Program)


Program Overview

The Master of Natural Sciences (MNS) degree, administered through the Graduate School in conjunction with the College of Science, provides the depth and breadth of study in the sciences that is required of science professionals and school teachers. The MNS program allows a combination of coursework from allied fields. For instance, certified teachers seeking the MNS can tailor their Plan of Study to include courses needed for add-on certifications in additional subject areas, or professionals in STEM intensive areas (e.g., medical technology, pre-med, forensics, environment, and computation in science) may take an array of courses to enhance their job capabilities.


Guillermo Ferreyra, Associate Dean, College of Science
TELEPHONE 225-578-8859
FAX 225-578-8826
E-MAIL dnferr@lsu.edu
WEBSITE science.lsu.edu/Student-Resources/Degree-Program-Choices/MNS/item39871.html


Applications and supporting materials for all graduate study must be submitted through the online application site for the LSU Graduate School: www.lsu.edu/gradapply. Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources must be mailed to: Graduate Student Services, 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.

Graduate Faculty

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The graduate faculty for the MNS program includes all graduate faculty in the following cooperating departments and schools:

  • Animal Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • School of Education
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geography & Anthropology
  • Geology & Geological Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Oceanography & Coastal Sciences
  • Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology
  • Renewable Natural Resources


    Master of Natural Sciences