what is the way to apply for a PhD in ECE- VLSI Design topics in US? can you please give it in a check-list wise format?

hi sir,

i have completed my masters degree in vlsi design in india in 2015 and am now planning to pursue my PhD in USA.i am completely ignorant in matters relating to selections for a PhD degree. can you please help me by advising a step-wise approach to applying and preparing for getting selected, like a to-do list?thank you

Well, before you go PhD, are you clear on why you want to do PhD ? Do you plan be part of teaching or research kind of roles ? We do not have a direct check list, you will need to plan for it. To get some idea, you can read below articles.

Questions to ask for PhD School