The primary mission of the LSU Graduate School is to promote excellence in graduate education. To achieve this mission, LSU offers Master's and Doctoral programs, Graduate Certificates, and Online programs.
As the state’s center of academic research and advanced studies, we offer the most comprehensive list of programs in Louisiana. With more than 120 graduate degree programs, including 74 Master’s and 49 Doctoral degree programs in creative, professional, and academic fields, there’s a degree option for everyone.
A graduate certificate is composed of 12-18 credit hours (for comparison, a master’s degree is a minimum of 30 hours). Some certificates are offered online, and others offer a mix of day and evening courses.
LSU also offers fully online graduate programs, which means you can learn at times that are convenient for you. With several start dates each year, you can begin when you're ready. You'll get the same top tier education as on-campus students. Best of all, you'll have access to all the LSU resources anywhere you go. Visit LSU Online for more information.