The objective of this program is to train both traditional and non-traditional students, enhancing their career opportunities in industry, government laboratories, academia, and entrepreneurship by providing them the ability to earn a certificate in materials science and engineering. This program fosters interdisciplinary education and industrial liaisons and supports a nationally competitive materials research program that will attract premier researchers and students to Louisiana and retain them.
Students participating in this certification program come from traditional departments within LSU’s Colleges of Science and Engineering as well as non-traditional students from local industry and research laboratories. This program is highly interdisciplinary, involving faculty whose tenure resides in traditional departments in the Colleges of Science and Engineering.
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.
Applications for admission are received and evaluated by the department. Applicants must adhere to the application deadlines established by the Graduate School.
Students seeking admission must submit satisfactory credentials from previous study, acceptable GRE scores, and three letters of recommendation. International students whose native language is not English must also submit an acceptable TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score.