Doctoral Degree Documents & Forms

Doctoral Program in Engineering and Applied Science

Students in the Doctoral program in Engineering and Applied Science must contact Ms. Zella Huaracha to obtain the correct forms.


Program of Study

Required at the end of the first year of study for students in doctoral degree programs not requiring Qualifying Exam. 

Application for Degree

How a student is officially added to the University graduation list. Due the first week of classes in the semester that a student intends to graduate. 

Certification of Computer Competency/Language Requirement

Required for some Doctoral degrees. 

Report on Qualifying Examination/Request for Applicancy | Co-chairs version

Requires signatures from committee. Curriculum sheet must be attached. 

Report on General Examination/Request for Candidacy

Co-chairs version

Requires signatures from committee. Curriculum sheet must be attached if changed since Qualifying Examination. 

Request for Doctoral Examination | Co-chairs version

Due to the Graduate School at least two weeks prior to the defense date.  

Thesis & Dissertation Format Manual

Format requirements for all theses and dissertations. 

Thesis & Dissertation Approval Form | Co-chairs version

2 page form - student signs on the first page and committee signs on the second page. Due approximately 4 weeks prior to the Commencement Ceremony. 

UMI Author Agreement Form

ProQuest/UMI Dissertation Publishing is the agency that microfilms our dissertations.

  • Each published graduate work is preserved in microform and in digital form (PDF).
  • Two microform copies are stored in separate climate and humidity controlled vaults which meet all Library of Congress qualifications. Each microform copy meets exacting ANSI standards, and the digital copy is backed up in several locations. Each approach will ensure the long term preservation of your dissertation or thesis).

Although the Graduate School collects the fees and agreement forms for distribution, PQIL is an agency independent of the University of New Orleans. Any agreement between students and PQIL for optional services such as copyright registration, or discounted copies of your dissertation, in addition to the decision on options of access are also independent of UNO. Students are encouraged to make copies of the Author Agreement form for their records before turning them in to the Graduate School office. 

Survey of Earned Doctorates

The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) began in 1957–58 to collect data continuously on the number and characteristics of individuals receiving research doctoral degrees from all accredited U.S. institutions. The SED is sponsored by the following 6 federal agencies: National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 

Request for Extension of the time limit
Students admitted prior to Fall 2012:
  • All requirements towards a Master's degree must be completed within 8 calendar years.
  • All requirements towards a Doctoral degree must be completed within 13 years of admission.
Students admitted or re-admitted after a 5-year absence Fall 2012 and thereafter:
  • All requirements towards a Master's degree must be completed within 6 calendar years.
  • All requirements towards a Doctoral degree must be completed within 6 calendar years of completing the General Examination.