What will I learn?

The Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science program is administered jointly by the College of Engineering and the College of Sciences.

The program is intended to develop the necessary research, analytical, and design skills to qualify graduates for high-level engineering and scientific positions in research, industry and government. This unique program provides the candidate with substantial depth in one branch of engineering or science as well as a broad base of interdisciplinary knowledge needed for the technological challenges of today. Engineers and scientists find that the Ph.D. degree can significantly increase their lifetime earnings.

81 graduate credit hours are required in total for the Ph. D. program in Engineering & Applied Science, of which 30 hours in dissertation research are required and aa minimum of 51 semester credit hours of graduate course work in an approved program beyond the Bachelor's degree. Up to 30 graduate credit hours from a Master's degree program, if the area of the Master's degree is relevant to the concentration, may be applied towards the satisfaction of credit hours for the Ph.D.. A doctoral dissertation based on the results of original research under the guidance of a faculty committee and defended in a public examination is required for the completion of the doctoral program. Students may choose a concentration from Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, or Physics.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (81 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$13,678.00 per year
I-20 Amounts: USD $16,297

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Engineering

Engineering Building,

2000 Lakeshore Drive,



70148, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0.

For international students

Possess a Bachelor’s degree (or 4-year equivalency) in a field related to one of the nine participating programs.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Internet-based test score of 79 total or Computer-based test score of 550; The International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall band score of 6.5; PTE (Pearson Tests of English) Academic score of 58; IELP Intensive English Language Program: Satisfactory completion of the Intensive English Language Program at UNO; Minimum Scores on IELP Test: Listening Comprehension: 70; Grammar/Reading/Vocabulary: 63; Writing/Composition: 75.

Application Deadlines: Fall - June 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of New Orleans

Set on a beautiful 195-acre campus, The University of New Orleans has provided comprehensive courses and educational excellence for over 60 years.

  • The only public research university in New Orleans
  • One of the nation’s best colleges (Princeton Review)
  • No. 1 university in Louisiana for ethnic diversity
  • 80% of teaching faculty have a doctorate or terminal degree