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Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

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Welcome to the College of Engineering and Science Graduate Studies Homepage

We are delighted that you are considering a graduate education in one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines, and visiting our page was a smart choice. Many national studies have shown that an advanced degree in a STEM discipline is one of the best foundations for a bright future in a rapidly changing world. In fact, the 2011 American Community Survey states that workers in the fields of engineering and science can make $23,000-$49,000 more annually if they have an advanced degree, and 42% of employees in STEM have an advanced degree, while only 12% solely have a bachelor's degree. To learn about the graduate degrees we offer, visit our Doctoral Degrees page and/or our Master's Degrees page.

You Can Get Paid to Go to Graduate School

Most of the Ph.D. students in the College of Engineering and Science (COES) at Louisiana Tech receive an assistantship, and many M.S. students do as well. For M.S. students, the college also offers the M.S. Thesis Funding Program, which could fund an eligible student for two quarters. Students that have an assistantship are eligible to receive an out-of-state tuition waiver, and during the 2016-2017 year, COES graduate students received a total combined value of about $1.38 million in funding and $1.2 million in out-of-state tuition waivers. To learn more about how you can be financially supported through your graduate education, visit our Financial Support page. 

Undergraduate Seniors: You Can Start Now

If you have a GPA of 3.2 or higher and have 30 credit hours or less remaining to complete your bachelor's degree, you could be eligible to start taking graduate courses at Louisiana Tech. To learn more about how you can start your graduate education as an undergraduate, visit our B.S./M.S. Concurrent Enrollment page.


best college risk reward  Button - the ratio between the amount of faculty participating in engineering related research and the amount of graduate students in coes at latech is 1:4