Joie de Vivre in Academia

We aren't just located in the heart of Cajun territory—we embrace its traditions by bringing people together to solve problems. We seek to transcend textbooks in our teaching and transform the passion of our students into real-world solutions and industry innovations.

Joie de vivre means much more than being good company. It means being a lively and discerning thinker.

Take Your Degree Further

A higher degree is often the next logical step when looking to advance your career. Our graduate school offers a range of advanced degrees and certificates that can take your career to the next stage.


Graduate School

Graduate students are a vital part of the community of scholars at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where we strive to create an environment that promotes scientific inquiry and stimulates the creative process. We believe that William Butler Yeats was absolutely correct when he stated that “education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” We encourage you to take a closer look at our graduate degree programs and learn how we can help nurture the fire that burns inside of you.  Learn more

July 3rd, 2014

Save the Date! Graduate Student Orientation

To all Fall 2014 incoming Graduate Students, the Graduate School will offer a Graduate Student Orientation on Thursday... Read More ➝
June 16th, 2014

KATC TV3: UL Lafayette Students Featured in Petroleum Industry Magazine

A team of UL Lafayette geology students was recently featured in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ “... Read More ➝
May 1st, 2014

Museum on the Move Website Launched!

The UL History Department would like to introduce a new and exciting interactive element to its Museum on the Move... Read More ➝
November 11th, 2014

GSO Monthly Meeting

Make plans to attend the November GSO meeting if you intend to petition for funds for research, travel, etc. Remember... Read More ➝