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McNeese State University
Frazar Memorial Library

Guide to William J. Doré, Sr. School of Graduate Studies and Extended Education


This guide will help orient you to McNeese's Graduate School and areas of Extended Education. 

Graduate Studies and Extended Education

  • Office of Scholarships
    The Office of Scholarships provides information and assistance to prospective and current students in meeting their scholarship needs.
    The Office of Scholarships coordinates the application/selection/disbursement processes for the MSU academic scholarship program located in Kaufman Hall, Room 111D & 111E, phone: 475-5140 or 1-800-622-3352, or email:
  • Office of Testing Services
    The Office of Testing Services may be contacted by phone at 475-4311 or visiting Kaufman 108. To reach the testing officer, please call 475-5142 or email
  • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
    The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) functions as the focal point of McNeese State University's research activities. All grants and contracts are processed through the ORSP for approval, budget verification, reproduction, and submittal to the appropriate funding agency. Upon award, all grants and contracts are administered by ORSP. ORSP maintains a library of grant and contract sources and provides assistance to faculty in grant/contract preparation and submittal.
    The Director of Research and Sponsored Programs and Dean of the College of Science is Dr. George F. Mead, Jr., at 475-5785 (
    Please contact Jeannie Robertson, Grants Coordinator, at 475-5124 in Kirkman Hall Room 132 (
  • Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development Center
    Watch for meet and greet opportunities to meet MSU Incubator Entrepreneurs, programs, workshops, and special events. Please call 433-0977 for more information.
  • Student Innovation Center at the SEED Center
    Offerings & Department, Innovation Curriculum, Lab, Student Business Incubation Studio, Innovation Engineering, Media, Events and Faculty.
  • McNeese State University Frazar Memorial Library
    We are available to assist with your research needs. Please contact the various departments and/or Reference for detailed inquiries by phone, (337) 475-5725, chat or email at Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 hours are normally M - TR 7:45 am - 10:30 pm, F 7:45 am - 4:30 pm, Sat. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and Sun. 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
  • Research Refresher
    Excellent, time saving videos on various aspects of research at MSU.
  • Graduate Assistanceships through the Student Employment Office
    Some items covered are appointment types, graduate assistant teaching, teaching assistant and research, policy and minimum qualifications, duties and responsibilities, etc. Apply to department directly.
    Also contact the Student Employment Office at 475-5102 or visit 104A Smith Hall or their website, or email, (the director, Derek Fontenot at
  • McNeese Internships
    Internships are structured, supervised, and short-term programs in which undergraduate or graduate students perform tasks and duties within an organization in order to gain knowledge and experience in their respective field of study. Please contact the Career Services Center in the Holbrook Student Union at 475-5612 or for an internship advising appointment.
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