Louisiana Tech University

Introduction

Mission

As a selective admissions, comprehensive public university, Louisiana Tech is committed to quality in teaching, research, creative activity, public service, and economic development. Louisiana Tech maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging, yet safe and supportive, community of learners. Louisiana Tech provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research environment to ensure student and faculty success.

Accreditation

Louisiana Tech University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Affordability

Approximately 71% of students receive some form of financial assistance. Tuition for Fall 2013 is $7,302 for state residents (9-month calendar) and $18,441 for out-of-state students (based on 10 hours per quarter - excludes summer school).

Campus Community

Louisiana Tech's pedestrian-friendly campus centers around the Quad with its shady trees and the Lady of the Mist fountain. Ruston, a friendly southern town of approximately 22,000 is home to parks, lakes, and world-class mountain biking trails.

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Programmes

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Master

Master in Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ruston

Core courses: Engineering Research Methods, Mathematical Methods [+]

Core Courses - ENGR 501 Engineering Research Methods - Either ENGR 541 Mathematical Methods for Engineering OR ENGR 592 Engineering Computational Methods Concentration Courses The following courses are required for students earning a concentration in Chemical Engineering. - CMEN 504 Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics - CMEN 513 Transport Phenomena - CMEN 522 Advanced Thermodynamics Beyond this point, follow one of the three options below. A Plan of Study showing the option selected is due at the end of the first quarter of enrollment. Approval of the graduate advisor will be required to switch options or advisors at a later date. COURSEWORK-ONLY OPTION - Electives: 5 courses approved by the Advisory Committee - One MATH and one STAT course THESIS OPTION - 3 courses approved by the Advisory Committee - Research & Thesis in Chem. Engr PRACTICUM OPTION - Electives: 6 courses approved by the Advisory Committee - Practicum in Chem. Engr. [-]

Master of Professional Accountancy

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ruston

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) program is designed to provide graduate level education in accounting for individuals seeking rewarding careers in public accounting [+]

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) program is designed to provide graduate level education in accounting for individuals seeking rewarding careers in public accounting, industry, and government. To be considered for admission to the graduate phase, students must submit an admissions application, a score from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and meet established GPA requirements. Courses for graduate credit can be taken after completion of the first four years and final admission to graduate school is attained. For GMAT scores to qualify, they may not be more than five years old. To qualify for admission to the MPA program, applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School of the University and the admission requirements of the Graduate Division of the College of Business. Any applicant who holds a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university will be considered for admission regardless of the undergraduate field of study. An applicant for admission should understand that graduate work is not merely an extension of undergraduate work. Graduate study operates at a significantly higher level of rigor, demands scholarship of a higher order, and places more emphasis on research and student responsibility. Once the admission requirements of the Graduate School have been met, the Admissions Committee will grant admission only to those individuals who demonstrate significant accomplishment and/or high potential for success. The decision of the Admissions Committee is normally based on a combination of the applicant's previous academic record and the applicant's score on the Graduate Admissions Test (GMAT). For consideration, the GMAT score must be no more than five years old. Also, significant business experience may serve as an indicator of an individual's ability to complete the program, thus may be considered by the Committee. Students must--as undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate students--complete basic courses in the "common body of knowledge"or business core. Foundation courses may be waived for students who have completed equivalent courses prior to admission to the MPA program. Transcripts are evaluated to determine which of the following foundation courses are to be taken.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ruston

The Master's program in computer science at Louisiana Tech has two tracks: a 30 unit program including [+]

The Master's program in computer science at Louisiana Tech has two tracks: a 30 unit program including thesis and a 36 unit program. The thesis option is highly encouraged. Below are typical plans of study for each approach: Thesis Option - 4 core courses - 4 elective courses - 2 thesis courses Non-Thesis Option - 4 core courses - 8 elective courses Required Core Courses - CSC 520 Advanced Analysis of Algorithms and Complexity - CSC 521 Advanced Computer Architectures - CSC 532 Advanced Topics in Software Engineering - ENGR 501 Research Methods Elective Courses All elective courses have to be approved by the student's advisor. They can be chosen among CSC 4XX-G courses (except CSC 428 and CSC 438) and CSC 5XX courses or above. At least 21 credit hours have to be earned in courses only open to graduate students (5XX and above). Up to two courses (six hours) can be chosen in a related area (outside of Computer Science). The currently approved courses outside of Computer Science are: - MATH 435 Introduction to Graph Theory, - MATH 535 Graph Theory, - MATH 574 Numerical Solutions for PDE I, and - MATH 575 Numerical Solutions for PDE II. Assistantships Preference for assistantship is given to students pursuing the thesis option. If a student has been given an assistantship on admission, such an assistantship may not be extended if the student has not had his/her thesis plan approved by a graduate advisor within three terms. During any term for which a student receives an assistantship, that student cannot exceed a six credit-hour course load without advisor approval. [-]

Masters of Science Civil Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ruston

Five of the following courses (Civil Engineering + Engineering Mechanics) are required for students [+]

Core Courses - ENGR 501 Engineering Research Methods - Either ENGR 541 Mathematical Methods for Engineering OR ENGR 592 Engineering Computational Methods Concentration Courses Five of the following courses (Civil Engineering + Engineering Mechanics) are required for students earning a concentration in Civil Engineering with the practicum or coursework-only option. Four courses are required for the thesis option. Civil Engineering - CVEN 427 Design of Highway Pavements - CVEN 440 Foundation Engineering - CVEN 459 Introduction to Infrastructure Management - CVEN 503 Urban Hydrosystems Engineering - CVEN 504 Pollution Control and Residuals Management - CVEN 505 Buried Structures-Rehabilitation and Management - CVEN 506 Above-ground Structures: Assessment and Rehabilitation - CVEN 510 Advanced Soil Mechanics - CVEN 514 Bituminous Mixture Design - CVEN 515 Advanced Cementitious Materials - CVEN 557 Introduction to Non-Destructive Testing Methods for Civil Engineers - CVEN 580 Trenchless Technology Engineering Mechanics - MEMT 577 Advanced Mechanics of Materials - MEMT 588 Inelastic Deformation Beyond this point, follow one of the three options below. A Plan of Study showing the option selected is due at the end of the first quarter of enrollment. Approval of the graduate advisor will be required to switch options or advisors at a later date. COURSEWORK-ONLY OPTION - Electives: 3 courses approved by the Advisory Committee - One MATH and one STAT course THESIS OPTION - 2 courses approved by the Advisory Committee - Research & Thesis in Civil Engr. PRACTICUM OPTION - 4 courses approved by the Advisory Committee - Practicum in Civil Engr. [-]

Masters of Science Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ruston

Core Courses: ENGR 501 Engineering Research Methods, either [+]

Core Courses - ENGR 501 Engineering Research Methods - Either ENGR 541 Mathematical Methods for Engineering OR ENGR 592 Engineering Computational Methods Concentration Courses Students earning a concentration in Mechanical Engineering must take ONE course from each of the following areas: - Mechanics - Materials - Thermal Systems Beyond this point, follow one of the three options below. A Plan of Study showing the option selected is due at the end of the first quarter of enrollment. Approval of the graduate advisor will be required to switch options or advisors at a later date. COURSEWORK-ONLY OPTION - Electives: 5 courses approved by the Advisory Committee - One MATH and one STAT course THESIS OPTION - 3 courses approved by the Advisory Committee - Research & Thesis in ME PRACTICUM OPTION - 6 courses approved by the Advisory Committee - Practicum in ME [-]

Masters of Science Molecular Science and Nanotechnology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ruston

The M.S. in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology (MSNT) is an interdisciplinary graduate program administered jointly by the College of Applied and [+]

The M.S. in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology (MSNT) is an interdisciplinary graduate program administered jointly by the College of Applied and Natural Sciences (the School of Biological Sciences) and the College of Engineering and Science. The M.S. in MSNT is offered as either the thesis plan (30 semester credit hours) or the non-thesis practicum plan (36 semester credit hours). Students may apply to the M.S. in MSNT graduate program either through the College of Applied and Natural Sciences or the College of Engineering and Science, depending on the student’s background and area of interest. Admission requirements and degree requirements are the same regardless of through which college a student enters the program. Admission to the M.S. in MSNT program Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in MSNT must meet the minimum requirements of the Graduate School, as well as the following program minimum admission requirements: a) An earned four-year undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Biophysics, Chemical Technology, Engineering Physics, or in a closely related discipline. b) For students with an undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution, the following formula will be used to determine eligibility: - for Unconditional admission (GPA X 200) + GRE verbal score + GRE quantitative score = 1400 - for Conditional admission (GPA X 200) + GRE verbal score + GRE quantitative score = 1200 (Note – the scoring scale for the GRE has recently been modified and scores reported using the new scale are expected to be received late fall 2011. At that time the above equation will be modified to accommodate the new GRE scoring scale.) International Applicants Applicants who do not have an earned undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution must provide an official copy of GRE scores, demonstrating a minimum GRE general test score of 1050 (verbal + quantitative). International applicants must, in addition to the above criteria, meet all Louisiana Tech University Graduate School requirements regarding international students, including proof of English language proficiency Curriculum for M.S. in MSNT: thesis plan The thesis plan curriculum is comprised of 24 hours of course work and 6 hours of research and thesis. Successful completion of the thesis plan includes submission of the thesis and satisfactory performance on an oral examination focusing on the thesis research work.    Curriculum for M.S. in MSNT: practicum plan (non-thesis) The practicum plan curriculum is comprised of 33 hours of course work and 3 hours of practicum. [-]