Graduate Programs

We are delighted that you are considering a graduate education in one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines. 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. The College of Engineering and Science offers several graduate degree opportunities: six master’s degrees and four doctoral degrees, some with multiple concentrations.


Biomedical Engineering (PhD)

Molecular Science and Nanotechnology (PhD)

Engineering (MS)

Molecular Science and Nanotechnology (MSNT)

Computational Analysis and Modeling (PhD)

Applied Physics (MS)

Engineering and Technology Management (MS)

Online Degrees & Certifications

Engineering (PhD)

Computer Science (MS)

Mathematics (MS)

Funding College of Engineering and Science Graduate Students Received in 2016/2017

Millions of Dollars in College-Wide Funding

Millions of Dollars in College-Wide Out of State Tuition Waivers

Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

Graduate Assistantships

Every student who applies to a graduate program within the College of Engineering and Science is considered for an assistantship, but students are advised to submit a resume/CV with their application.

Ph.D. applicants for research assistantships should connect with research faculty in the field that interests them. Some great resources to start looking at are Louisiana Tech’s Research Institute and Centers, research faculty profiles, Louisiana Tech Digital Commons, and the College of Engineering and Science faculty directory.

Master’s Assistantships

Nearly all on-campus master’s degree students are eligible for an assistantship. The annual stipend ranges from $915 to $3600 and includes a scholarship for out-of-state tuition. Full-time students are eligible for assistantship awards starting the first quarter of enrollment.

Please contact the Graduate Studies Office for more information.

Tithi Desai

Second Year Student: Ph.D. Engineering Micro and Nanoscale Systems

“Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted to be a scientist: I actually wanted to fly to the moon, but coming here was like landing on a star. In fact, I always wanted to work at NASA, and being here has given me the chance to work on a project for NASA. I can’t wait to visit one of the space stations to see the things I’ve researched thus far.”

Ali Alqahtani

Second Year Student: Ph.D. in Engineering Cyberspace

“I attended Grambling State University for my bachelor’s degree, and afterward, I got my master’s degree at South Arkansas University. Finally, I’m here at Louisiana Tech getting my Ph.D. in cyberspace engineering. I had been wanting to attend Louisiana Tech because of its good ratings and because of its doctoral program in cyberspace engineering, which is not offered in many U.S. universities.”

Hillary Husband

Second Year Student: Ph.D. in Molecular Science and Nanotechnology

“I may not be able to cure cancer, but I could help reduce the side effects of treatment, which I think is one of the worst parts of having cancer…. My personal experience with cancer has enabled me to sympathize with others fighting cancer, and I don’t want other people to experience the hardship I dealt with–that is what motivates me. I realize being here is special, and I have a purpose.”

Debojit Sarker

Second Year Student: Ph.D. in Engineering Materials and Infrastructure Systems

“Back in my home country, I was working a job I felt successful at, but I wanted to continue studying the field of geotechnical engineering…. I am really glad to be here in Ruston, where I can focus on my academic work and where there are people who want to help me succeed.”

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We look forward to meeting with our future students and showing you everything the College of Engineering and Science, Louisiana Tech, and the Ruston community have to offer. For more information or to plan your tour of the College of Engineering and Science, contact the Graduate Studies Office at

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