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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.


 Applications Fees

Application Fees:  $50 per MS Application // $0 Phd Applications // $0 Certificate Applications // $0 4+1 MS programs (must be a Tulane alumni/alumnae)

General Application Information

Before you click on the Apply Button:

1) REQUIRED: A student/unofficial copy of your transcript to upload to your application.

2) REQUIRED:   Your Overall GPA and Major GPA are important. Overall GPA is your Overall Cumulative GPA. Major GPA is the GPA of the grades within the required coursework for your major.  You may need to calculate your major GPA if it not posted on your transcript. Your Overall GPA should be at least a B (3.0) on your transcript.

3) REQUIRED: Statement of Purpose - You will need a 500 word statement of purpose for the MS program applications.  You should have a 500 - 2000 word statement of purpose for the PhD program applications.

4) REQUIRED:  You must have the names and email addresses of at least 3 people who can write a recommendation letter regarding your background and ability to be successful in the graduate program to which you are applying.   When you input the information for your recommenders into the application, they will be sent an email with a link to answer a brief questionnaire and upload their recommendation letter.  We do not accept recommendation letters that are uploaded by the student to the application.

5) Student copy of your GRE score report.  Please check department websites for GRE Score Requirements.

6) If you are an international applicant, a student copy of your TOEFL or IELTS score report (Recommended but not required)

Common Questions:

Can you apply to more than one program?  Yes, you can apply to more than one program.  You will need to complete an application for each program.

Do I need to send you official copies of my transcript? No, we do not require official transcripts to apply to a program.  If you are accepted into the program, then we will have you request official transcripts be sent to us before you register for your graduate coursework.

Do I need to take the GRE?  The GRE is optional for most programs.  Please review department websites to determine if the program requires GRE Test Scores.

Do I need to take the TOEFL or IELTS?  These test score reports are optional.   An official test score is highly recommended for PhD program applicants because working as a Teaching Assistant is part of their training. 

Do you accept other ESL test scores?  No, Tulane School of Science and Engineering only accepts TOEFL and IELTS test scores for ESL proficiency.

Should I review the department websites? Yes, you should take time to review the information regarding the graduate programs and admissions requirements that can be found on the department websites. Departments may have additional information that they require during the application process.

When is the deadline for applications?  Deadlines for each program are different.  Make sure to check the deadline schedule.  The deadline time is 11:59 PM Eastern time zone on the date that is given for the program

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



Admission and Testing Information

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

The authority to admit students to graduate programs in Science and Engineering is Joseph L. Bull - Associate Dean for Research, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies.  All admission decision will be made through the application status portal. The information on where to send required official documents will be included in the offers of admission. 

The GRE is optional for most School of Science and Engineering MS and PhD programs.  Please review department websites for GRE Testing Requirements.

We only accept TOEFL and IELTS test scores for ESL proficiency.  An official ESL proficiency test score is highly recommended especially for PhD applicants as PhD students work as Teaching Assistants within their departments.

Tulane School of Science and Engineering ETS Institution Code is 6173

* Because TOEFL and IELTS are not required, 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 (no exceptions).

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.  Your undergraduate degree must be posted on your official transcript prior to enrolling in graduate program coursework. 

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 they will need this information to determine your eligibility for any federal student aid resources to supplement any aid received from the School and/or your department.

The Tulane Louisiana Promise is only for the undergraduate programs and does not include the 4+1/MS or PhD programs within the School of Science and Engineering. 

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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