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2016-2017 General Catalog 
2016-2017 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Ecology, M.S.

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The departmental-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.

The thesis option master’s program requires a minimum of 24 credits of approved coursework and six hours of thesis credit. The non-thesis option master’s program (only available for the textiles, apparel design, historic/cultural aspects of textiles and apparel, and merchandising concentration) requires 30 semester hours of approved coursework and six semester hours of project credit. In case of deficiencies in undergraduate preparation, additional courses will be required.

The degree is a thesis/non-thesis degree requiring a thesis/special project. The curricular requirements include:

  • at least 12 hours at the 7000 level or above for a thesis degree and at least 18 hours at the 7000 level or above for a non-thesis degree
  • a minimum core requirement of at least six credit hours in Research Methods and Statistics

The student must pass a final exam consisting of a comprehensive oral exam, typically a defense of a thesis/special project.

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