Graduate Application Process

Check Application Deadlines

Many degree programs  may have admission deadlines independent of those established by the University. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the graduate coordinator for more information before applying. See the list of programs >>

Application Checklists (PDF format)
Download the Domestic Applicant Checklist >>
Download the International Applicant Checklist >>

The Application Process

Students can be admitted to the Graduate School at the University of New Orleans on either a degree-seeking or non-degree basis.

  • Non-degree seeking students must also submit an official transcript from the institution that awarded their baccalaureate degree.
  • Degree-seeking students must also submit official transcripts from each institution attended & the relevant test score (GRE* or GMAT) to the Office of Admissions. To be considered for admission to a graduate degree program all applicants must meet the University minimum requirements for admission of a 2.5 undergraduate GPA and 3.0 graduate GPA.

* The GRE Institution code for UNO is 6379

Electronic Transcripts

If you are requesting transcripts from an institution that uses E-script and you have to provide an email address, please read instructions on how to submit electronic transcripts to UNO.

McNair Scholars

Current McNair Scholars are eligible to receive a waiver of the University application fee for Graduate School admission. If you are a McNair Scholar, please fax the McNair CERTIFICATION OF MCNAIR PROGRAM PARTICIPATION AND REQUEST FOR ADMISSION APPLICATION FEE WAIVER form to the Graduate School office (504-280-6298)