Ph.D. On Campus


Louisiana State University

36 months
29443 USD/year
29443 USD/year
12528 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is the highest degree offered by universities.  It is conferred only for work of distinction in which the student displays decided powers of original scholarship and only in recognition of marked ability and achievement. 


A Doctoral program involves at least 3 years of full-time study beyond the baccalaureate degree.  It is the responsibility of the Advisory Committee to determine the total number and types of courses to be taken to suit the needs of each student; however, at least 15 hours of coursework must be graduate (7000) level.  For incoming students without a Master’s degree in Entomology, this equates to a minimum of 41 hours of coursework plus 13 hours of dissertation research.  

The programme

Students with a Master’s degree in Entomology who transfer courses to satisfy required course requirements must take at least 23 additional hours of coursework plus 13 hours of dissertation research.  The doctorate must be completed within seven years from the time a student is classified as a Doctoral student (Grad 7).

Introductory Seminar, Dissertation Research Proposal and Program of Study - By the end of the first year, students are required to have presented an Introductory Seminar that details their research plan, and to have had their research proposal accepted by his or her Graduate Advisory Committee.  

Guidelines for the proposal are given in Appendix B.  A list of completed courses and those proposed to meet departmental requirements (the Program of Study; Appendix C) should also be prepared and presented to the Committee for approval. Upon approval, it is the student’s responsibility to confirm with the LSU Graduate School that courses proposed for transfer credit meet LSU requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Entomology Extension Practicum 
  • Seminar: Current Topics in Molecular Evolution
  • Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach 
  • Research Problems 
  • Dissertation Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts
  • A copy of the name page of your passport
  • A completed Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29443 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29443 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    29443 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29443 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    12528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12528 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Baton Rouge

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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