Doctoral or Masters Student Recruitment: School of Renewable Natural Resources Forest Products Marketing & Business Development Louisiana State University

For FALL 2013, The Louisiana Forest Products Development Center at Louisiana State University is soliciting graduate research applications for either a M.S. ($18,000/year for two years) or Ph.D. ($20,000/year for four years) degree candidate.

Eligibility will be based on the evaluation of the grade point averages, performance on the Graduate Record Examination (verbal, quantitative, and written), TOEFL (English proficiency exam), letters of reference, and other tangible evidence of eligibility.

The minimum qualifications for MS eligibility are an earned cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 with a 3.25 for the last 60‐64 hours of work towards their undergraduate degree based on 4.00.

For the Ph.D. program, the minimum requirements include a cumulative GPA of 3.4 during the pursuit of their MS.

Scores on the GRE should be at least 1000 (V + Q) a writing score of 4 or greater. Performance on the GRE will be evaluated in combination with GPA, letters of reference, and other evidence of the applicant’s potential success in pursuing a graduate degree.

The Graduate School pays tuition. The recipient has a 20 hr/wk work commitment and is covered by workman’s compensation insurance. We can evaluate candidates contingent on acceptance by the Graduate School. Applications are done online.

Information can be found at the Louisiana State University Graduate School Home Page.

The Forest Products and Business Development Program offers a multi‐disciplinary approach that provides students an opportunity to develop practical skills and academic depth in a variety of areas of specialization such as promotion & branding, eBusiness, certification, wood‐based biofuelsbioprocessing, and forest‐based economic development/policy. The research area will depend on the interests of the successful candidate.

In addition to the online application process, please email a letter of intent and interest, unofficial transcripts, resume, GRE scores (when you have them) and TOEFL score (if applicable) to vlosky@lsu.edu. Other contact information: Dr. Richard Vlosky, Director, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center: Phone: (225) 578‐4527; Fax (225) 578‐4251, Address: Room 227, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.