Pinkie Gordon Lane

Graduate School


doctoral, masters, and graduate certificate programs


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Advance your expertise

Expand your horizons through academics and research programs at LSU. LSU is the top contributor to graduate and professional education in Louisiana with more than 200 graduate certificates, nearly 1,900 master’s degrees and more than 300 doctoral degrees awarded in 2021-22. Programs are offered through a variety of in-person, online and hybrid formats. We also offer the state’s only veterinary medicine doctoral degree.

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Why LSU?

Located in Baton Rouge Louisiana, LSU sits at the crossroads of a vibrant living-learning laboratory of culture and geography. LSU offers nationally-ranked degree programs and unique research opportunities. Whether it’s working on a team of faculty and students across disciplines to help rehabilitate stroke patients through adaptive guitar technology, or exploring how botanical compounds can be used to develop medication for diabetes, every student can participate in research that enriches Louisiana and the world.


The academics at LSU are top of the line, and having the opportunity to do research is important. In a competitive world, we have to do what we can to stay in the competition, and LSU allows me to do that.

Eugene B. Johnson, PhD2022 PhD Graduate, Political Science  
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Go Further!

Begin the steps to further your education. LSU’s Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School oversees the application process for all certificate, master’s and doctoral programs. Admissions deadlines vary by program. Deadlines and contact information can be found on the Programs and Degrees page. There are a variety of ways to fund your graduate degree, including graduate teaching, research assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships. Visit the Funding page to explore your options. Start your application today!