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The School of Science and Engineering Graduate Program Applications are Open.  Please check below for specific program application details and deadline dates.  When you are ready to start your application, use the Submit Your Application Online button below to begin.

Currently Open Applications for Fall 2020

1) The Application Deadlines for the MS programs below are Friday, July 17, 2020 (11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time):

  • Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Master of Science in Computational Science 
  • Master of Science Materials Science and Engineering
  • River Science and Engineering Certificate Program

2) The Application Fee can be waived by emailing Janet Morgan at your request (and the financial reason for your request).  You must be ready to submit your application before you can request an application fee waiver. The application fee waiver requests will be done on a case by case basis.

3) GRE and ESL Language Scores (TOEFL/IELTS) are not required for application submission for Fall 2020.  

Applications for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 will be available on Monday, September 7, 2020

General Application Information

You must have a Bachelor's Degree in order to be formally enrolled in a graduate program.  You have your official transcript sent to Tulane with your Undergraduate Degree posted on your transcript in order to be formally accepted and enrolled in a graduate program within the School of Science and Engineering.

For any questions, or problems with the admissions process, please contact Janet Morgan, Director of Graduate Programs and Admissions at

Applications for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 will be available on Monday, September 7, 2020

Deadline time is 11:59 PM Eastern time zone on the date that is given for that application.



Admission and Testing Information

Admission to the graduate programs in the School of Science and Engineering is highly selective and competitive.

Before you start your application, you will need:

  • Student copy of transcript (*with Bachelor's degree posted will be required for formal admission into the program)
  • Student copy of GRE Scores (Optional for most program applications)
  • Name and email address of at least 3 people for letters of recommendation
  • For all International students - Please have either a student copy of the TOEFL or IELTS Scores or a letter of Proficiency from a former professor. (Optional for most program applications) *

Unofficial (Student Copies) of Transcripts and Test Scores are used for the application process.  We only require official transcripts and test scores if a student is admitted into the graduate program.

*All international students who are accepted into a School of Science and Engineering PhD program must complete an online summer ESL Evaluation Course during the month of July.  The 10 hours (2 week) assessment course will determine which students must take additional ESL courses during their first year of graduate studies.

Individual program requirements vary. Please consult individual program websites for details of admission requirements. Each graduate program has their own committee for reviewing applications and making recommendations on admission to the Dean of the School of Science and Engineering. Authority to admit students to graduate programs in Science and Engineering is Joseph L. Bull - Associate Dean for Research, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies.


Graduate Student Financial Aid

Although we do not offer scholarships for graduate student Masters Programs (including the 4+1 Programs), Tulane does offer Financial Aid guidance for Graduate Students in the School of Science and Engineering.

Tuition and Fee information - Tulane Accounts Receivable - Tuition and Fees

All students entering into the graduate program must be certified with their undergraduate degree.  This degree must be posted on their official transcript prior to enrolling in courses. 

For Tulane 4+1 students, once you are officially enrolled as a 4+1 MS graduate student, you will no longer be eligible for your undergraduate financial aid scholarships.  Tulane 4+1 students must graduate with their undergraduate degree from Tulane prior to formally being enrolled in the 4+1 Masters program.

The School of Science & Engineering will notify incoming graduate level students of any financial support within their letters of admission. Tuition scholarships and stipends are primarily offered to PhD students. You are required to notify the Tulane Financial Aid Office of your receipt of such awards, as our they will information regarding any offered financial support to determine your eligibility for any federal student aid resources to supplement any aid received from the School and/or your department.

Not Ready to Apply

If you are not ready to apply or the application for the program you wish to apply to is not available, please click on REQUEST INFO and someone will respond back to your request for more information.


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