Louisiana Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of Louisiana that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree. Note: according to AbbreviationFinder, LA is the two-letter abbreviation of Louisiana.

Louisiana State University-
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115
(318) 797-5061

Louisiana State University and
Agricultural and Mechanical
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-2750
(504) 388-3203

Louisiana Tech University
Box 3178 Tech Station
Ruston, LA 71272
(318) 257-0211
Website: http://www.latech.edu

Loyola University-New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 865-3240

McNeese State University
4100 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70609-2495
(318) 475-5000
Website: http://www.mcneese.edu

Northeast Louisiana
Monroe, LA 71209
(318) 342-5252

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Natchitoches, LA 71497
(318) 357-6361

Southeastern Louisiana
SLU 752
Hammond, LA 70402
(504) 549-2062

Southern University
Agricultural and Mechanical
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
(504) 771-5390

Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 865-5100

University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70148
(504) 280-6676

University of Southwestern Louisiana
East University Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70504
(318) 482-6965

Xavier University of Louisiana
7325 Palmetto Street
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 483-7487

Louisiana State Overview

The French Sun King, Louis XIV, reigning from 1643-1715, gave his name to the American state of Louisiana. René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle claimed the territory for France in 1682 and gave it the name La Louisiane .

In 1721, German settlers, mostly from the Rhineland, settled along the Mississippi River in an area known as the “German Coast.”

Close ties to Santo Domingo (Haiti) developed during the 18th century, based mainly on maritime trade and capital movements. Haitians exerted great influence on Louisiana politics, culture and religion. In 1791, a year after the Slave Revolt and the founding of the State of Haiti, about 1,300 Haitian refugees arrived in New Orleans. Continuing unrest in Pointe Coupeé and on the German Coast led to the entire slave trade being ended in the spring of 1796. It was resumed in 1800, but slaves from Santo Domingo were excluded.

Louisiana was also part of the Spanish Empire as part of the “Vice of New Spain”. In 1803, US President Thomas Jefferson bought the French colony of Louisiana from Napoleon I for $15 million. The purchase is known as the “Louisiana Purchase,” which encompasses more than 2 million square kilometers that stretched from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. This doubled the American national territory in one fell swoop.

During the American Civil War (1861-1865), Louisiana was part of the Confederate States.

Louisiana experienced the deadliest natural disaster in modern times in August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina severely damaged much of New Orleans and the surrounding region.

Fertile soils form the basis for bountiful harvests of soybeans, cotton, sugar cane and rice. Cattle, hogs, poultry, dairy, and fisheries are important in Louisiana. The state is the largest producer of shellfish in the world (about 90%).

  • Countryaah.com: Provides list of counties in Louisiana in alphabetical order. Also covers top 10 counties by area and population.

Geographical location

Louisiana is located at the mouth of the Mississippi River in the Gulf of Mexico in the southern United States. The neighbors are the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north and the state of Mississippi to the east. The largest river in the country is the Mississippr River, which flows about 1000 kilometers north-south through the country.

Capital city: Baton Rouge
Largest metropolis: New Orleans
Nickname: Bayou State
Child of the Mississippi
Creole State
Pelican State
Sportsman’s Paradise
Sugar State
Motto: Union, justice, and trust (Französisch)