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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. If you have a specific question or concern, please email Janet Morgan.  When you click on Submit Your Application Online button below, it will open the  Application Site Webpage, click on Create an Account which is located at the bottom of the page.

Applications for 2022 are now open



 Application Fees

Application Fees: 

No Application Fees are charged for the School of Science and Engineering Phd Graduate Programs, Certificate Programs and to Tulane Students and Alumni completing a 4+1 MS Program Application.  A $50 application fee is charged for the MS program applications to applicants who are not current Tulane students/alumni.

General Application Information

Applications for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 are now open (Application Deadline dates are TBD but will be posted by October 1, 2021)

Before you click on the Apply Button, you will first need to create an account on the application website. Once you start the application, please review the list below:

1) All of the graduate applications for the School of Science and Engineering require a Personal Statement. Please read the prompt provided within the application before writing your personal statement.

2) All applications require you to provide information for your references.  Make sure that you have the correct contact information for each of your references.  An incorrect email address for your recommenders will delay your application from being reviewed by the admissions committee.  Recommendation Letters should be sent directly from the recommender through the Slate application.  If a recommender is having an issue with responding and uploading their recommendation letter, they can contact Janet Morgan at morgan@tulane.edu

Master's Applications require 2 recommenders (Name and Email Address)

PhD Applications require 3 recommenders (Name and Email Address)

3) Student copies (unofficial copies) of your transcript are acceptable during the application process.  If admitted into the program, then an official transcript must be received by the Dean's Office from the sending institution prior to beginning your program of study.

4) The School of Science and Engineering does not require GRE scores in order for you to submit your application for review by the department.  If you have taken the GRE, please include the score on your application.

5) A TOEFL score is recommended but not required to submit your application.  You do need to supply some form of ESL proficiency either by earning your Bachelor's or Master's degree from a US Institution or other English speaking program of study.

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.   

Do you accept other ESL test scores?  You can attach other ESL test score reports but TOEFL and IELTS scores are preferable.

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 morgan@tulane.edu


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. 

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

The School of Science and Engineering offers Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships to all incoming PhD students.  PhD students are typically admitted with a full tuition waiver, 50% support toward the purchase of a T-SHIP health insurance plan and a stipend that is associated with either a Teaching Assistantship or Research Assistantship.  Incoming PhD students are expected to pay the academic service, student activity and recreation center fees that are billed during the fall and spring semesters.

The School of Science and Engineering does not offer scholarships for graduate student Masters Programs (including the 4+1 Programs).  Students can receive a discounted tuition rate based on the recommendation of the department and/or need based financial assistance. 

Additional Information:

Tulane Financial Aid has resources for School of Science and Engineering graduate students requesting financial aid including the Cost of Attendance for the graduate programs.

US residents can apply for federal student loans and other support by completing the FAFSA.  

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Important Information:

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.  

Students who receive financial support and/or special tuition discounts will have this information included in their award/admission letter. 

You are required to notify the Tulane Financial Aid Office of your receipt of school/program 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.

All Undergraduate tuition scholarships and awards are not applicable toward the tuition for the 4+1 MS / MS or PhD programs within SSE

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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