The Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology is participating in the GradCAS Centralized Application Service (GradCAS). Applicants applying to our Program will apply online using the GradCAS application by clicking here. To add our program in the GradCAS application, select Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport from the "Institution" drop down menu, and then select Molecular and Cellular Physiology from the Department subject area.
Applications are accepted on-line through GradCAS only. The following documents should be uploaded by the applicant:
- Personal Statement: 300-750 word personal statement discussing your academic interests and professional objectives. Be sure to include: your purpose for applying to the graduate program in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology; your particular area of specialization within the major field, including the faculty member(s) research you are interested in working with (if you already have a particular specialization in mind); a description of any prior research experience, and your plans for future occupation or profession; and any additional information that may assist the admission committee in evaluating your preparation and aptitude for graduate study.
- Unofficial transcripts (optional)
- Unofficial GRE test scores (optional)
Applicants should arrange for the following files to be submitted directly to GradCAS:
- Official transcripts (or transcript evaluation from an approved transcript evaluation service for international students)
- GRE scores
- TOEFL scores (if applicable) (see above for more information).
- At least three (no more than five) professional references from individuals who best know your academic, research, or professional qualifications and who will provide recommendations on your behalf. At least two of your recommendations should be academic recommendations. At LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, letters of recommendation are an exceedingly important part of deliberations leading to acceptance or rejection of applicants. If these letters do not speak directly to the preparation of the applicant for graduate study or if the authenticity of the letter is in question, applicants are typically rejected.
Official IELTS scores cannot be sent electronically through GradCAS. The applicant should arrange to have the document sent directly to the university at the following address:
Dr. Jason Bodily, PhD
Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103
Applicants to the PhD program in Physiology will be reviewed by the Physiology Faculty. Promising candidates will be contacted by Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and interviewed virtually. Following the interview, it is possible that students will also be required to visit the department to interview with the faculty. A final decision will be made and successful applicants will be notified by mail by the Department and the School of Graduate Studies. Separate acceptance letters should be sent to the Department and School of Graduate Studies.
Applicants who have questions concerning the application and review process should address the inquiries to
Dr. Diana Cruz-Topete
Co-Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
LSU Health Shreveport, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71130
Tel: (318) 675-5128