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 Apply Now for PhD or MS! 


The application information and link below are for admittance into the PhD or MS program. Applicants must hold a BA, BS or MS degree by the date the program of study begins (late August). For full consideration into the PhD and MS program, please submit applications by January 15. For any additional questions contact:

Application Checklist for PhD and MS Programs

  1. GRE general exam (school code 1105). GRE chemistry subject exam is highly encouraged, but not required.
  2. TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language (school code 1105), only for students from non-english speaking university.
    • iBT internet based test requires a score of 90 or higher
    • PBT paper based test requires a score of 577 or higher
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 7.0 or higher
  3. Application Form
  4. Statement of Objectives (1 page)
  5. Resumé
  6. Recommendation letters (3 evaluators total) sent electronically (template available on application page)
  7. Unofficial or official transcripts uploaded electronically into the application system. Once offer is made by the department, official transcripts must be mailed to the School of Graduate Studies. 


Click here to apply online


Financial Support

PhD Students: The Department of Chemistry financially supports PhD students through a combination of teaching and research assistantships at a competitive stipend level. This support continues on an annual basis provided the student makes satisfactory progress toward the PhD degree. Research fellowships are funded by research grants and contracts awarded to faculty.

PhD students are encouraged to apply for additional fellowships. Information on outside funding can be found here.

MS Students: No financial support of MS students is offered. Applicants are welcome to apply to our Chemistry LEAD Scholars program to receive an academic scholarship. More information on the Chemistry LEAD Scholars can be found here. Information on tuition rates and fees can be found here.

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