Graduate Assistantships

An MS and a Ph.D. assistantship may be available for Fall 2024 focused on biogeochemical cycling of N and P in coastal and aquatic systems. Interested candidates see “How to Apply” section below and direct any questions to Dr. John White.

Qualifications:  B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Soil Science, Geology, Renewable & Natural Resources or other related disciplines. Demonstrated excellence in course work, good written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well as a team member is required.   For Ph.D. Assistantships, a Masters degree is preferred.

Stipend and Fees: For 2024, minimum annual stipend for MS is $25,000, for Ph.D., the Stipend is $31,000 per year.  Fellowships typically carry larger stipends (your application must be completed early, to be considered for Fellowships and Scholarships, typically by early Feb for Fall admission).  Graduate Research/Teaching Assistants tuition is fully covered in addition to the annual stipend and students pay university fees at approximately $2,000 annually, depending on total credit hours. There are also a number of scholarships available for strong candidates which supplement assistantships and provide money directly to student to help cover fees.

​How to apply: Complete a free pre-application, which can be obtained from: the LSU DOCS website.  Remaining application information can also be found on the website.

John WhiteContact:                              

Dr. John R White
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Energy Coast and Environment Building Room 3239
(225) 578-8792