LSU Health Shreveport’s School of Graduate Studies prepares students to become biomedical scientists contributing to advances in healthcare and biotechnology, as well as educators equipped to train future generations of basic scientists, physicians and other healthcare professionals. The School of Graduate Studies offers PhD degrees in five programs, two Master of Science degrees, and a combined MD-PhD degree program. Successful applicants can enter directly into one of these programs, or PhD students can enter through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Admissions Portal (IGP). For students with broad interests who have yet to focus their research interests in a single area, the two-semester IGP provides them with the opportunity to complete core courses and lab rotations in any basic science department before deciding on a department and faculty advisor to supervise their research project and disseration.

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LSU Health Sciences Foundation Honors Community First-Responders and Healthcare Professionals at  11th Annual An Evening for Healers

This year the LSUHS Foundation celebrated record-breaking fundraising with more than $500,000 raised in a single year from more than 100 sponsors. Funds help LSUHS recruit and retain top faculty, acquire cutting-edge technology and equipment, and support programs for students at all three LSUHS schools.

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Barbara Tillman
Project Coordinator                School of Graduate Studies


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Louisiana State University Health Shreveport (LSUHS) strives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture that supports equity, acceptance, and respect for the differences in others. The institution is committed to achieving excellence in fulfilling its mission by utilizing the rich talents of individuals who contribute different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the work and learning environment and who reflect the varied populations of Louisiana. As such, the institution adopts a definition of diversity that embraces a broad spectrum of human expression and characteristics that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, social and cultural attributes, abilities, sexual orientation, religion, rural or metropolitan background, military or veteran status, and age. In addition, diversity also includes life experiences, record of service, and other talents and personal attributes that enhance the work and learning atmosphere. LSUHS is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, staff, and leadership who meet this definition of diversity.


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Training the Next Generation of Scientists

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Advancing Healthcare and Biotechnology

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