Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the graduate programs in chemistry at the University of New Orleans! You can begin your application process by submitting an application to the Graduate School.

GRE, Graduate Record Exam, scores are required by the Chemistry Department for Ph.D. applicants only. Our departmental guidelines for acceptable GRE scores are as follows: a minimum Quantitative Reasoning score of 148 and a Verbal Reasoning score of 153. 

If your education was completed outside of the U.S. or another recognized English-speaking country (e.g. Australia, Belize, Canada, Jamaica, U.K.), you'll need to provide proof of English proficiency. The following are measures of English proficiency currently accepted by the Graduate School:

TOEFL: Internet-based test score of 79 total or Computer-based test score of 550 
IELTS: overall band score of 6.5 
PTE: Academic score of 58 
Satisfactory completion of the Intensive English Language Program at UNO 

Your test scores (if needed) and transcripts should be sent to the Graduate School. All supplementary materials should be submitted electronically through ApplyYourself, the electronic platform used to apply to the Graduate School. Supplementary materials are required for M.S. and Ph.D. applicants and should be uploaded directly to ApplyYourself.

  • A current résumé or C.V.
  • At least three letters of reference, please use the request feature in ApplyYourself to have your references upload your letters directly. 
  • A statement of purpose explaining your interest in graduate school and the area of chemistry you are interested in, please indicate if you are undecided.

If you cannot provide all electronic materials as requested above, please contact us at to request alternative arrangements for submission of your materials. Submission of materials through ApplyYourself is required, unless you obtain departmental permission for alternative submission. 

Start your application

Application deadlines:

Ph.D. Applicants
For Fall semester start dates, applications should be received by February 15, applications received later may be considered if positions are still available.

If you are interested in admission to our Ph.D. program for a Spring semester start date, please contact us at Spring admission to our doctoral program is limited, but outstanding candidates may be considered. Spring applications should be received by October 1. 

M.S. Applicants
M.S. applicants should follow the application deadlines provided by the Graduate School:

Supplemental Materials

Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to to the attention of Dr. Mark Trudell, Graduate Programs Coordinator.