How to Apply

Engineering and Applied Science (Ph.D.)

Admission Requirements

Admission to the doctoral program is based on reasonable evidence that the applicant will prove capable of scholarly research on a broad intellectual foundation.

Admission to the graduate program is determined on the basis of:

  • Graduate academic record
  • Statement of purpose
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores 1000<
  • Three letters of recommendation


Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in:

  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Closely related field
  • Or a willingness to complete the coursework required in an existing Master's program in one of the participating departments at UNO while pursuing the Ph.D.

Submit an Application

Application is considered to be completed only if all required materials such as application fee payment, official transcripts and official test scores are received by the deadline.

Please read the graduate checklist prior to completing the online application. 

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the link in the "Graduate" column
  3. Click the "Create Account" tab located on the top right-hand side of the page
  4. Fill out the online application and attach the necessary documents
    1. Statement of Purpose
    2. The names and contact information for the three people who will submit letters of recommendation for you (academic references are preferred but we also accept professional references)
  5. Please submit test scores. Official test scores should be sent to the University of New Orleans. Only IELTS scores may be sent via mail. All other scores (GRE and TOEFL) should be reported electronically by the testing agency.*
  6. Submit official transcripts from each institution that you have attended. International students may also need to submit certified English translations and evaluations of your transcripts. Learn more

After your application packet is review, you will receive an email with your UNO student number.