107
Students
Small town
Small Town
Setting
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Overview

Louisiana Tech University / College of Applied and Natural Sciences is located in Ruston, LA, in a small setting.

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Molecular science and nanotechnology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular science and nanotechnology
(Graduate Certificate) Dietetics
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Master of Health Informatics (MHI) Health informatics

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 36
Doctoral Degrees 1
Other Advanced Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

46
Applied
31
Accepted
10
Enrolled
67%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st June 1st Yes
Winter deadline November 1st September 1st No
Spring deadline February 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Transcript with bachelor's degree awarded
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Transcript with bachelor's degree awarded
Additional Entrance Requirements Transcript with bachelor's degree awarded
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

107
Total Graduate Students
29%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
70%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.48%
Black or African American 17.76%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.93%
Unknown 2.8%

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (67%)

Faculty

66
Total faculty
Full-time (56)
Part-time (10)
Male (31)
Female (35)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education, maternal and child nutrition, nutrition and cardiovascular disease, and early intervention for infants and toddlers; research in cell and molecular biology; health promotion in emerging adults, insulin pump use, forensic nursing, qualitative research, empathy in nursing students, civility in nursing education, and STI education; gene expression data analysis and data mining, knowledge discovery for health related data
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 3168
Ruston, LA  71272
United States
Contact Dr. Gary A. Kennedy
Dean
Email: kennedy@latech.edu
Phone: 318-257-4287
Fax: 318-257-5060