Apply for our PhD and MS programs today!

Fall 2023 applications for our PhD and MS in Chemistry programs are now open! 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). Please visit the School of Graduate Studies for more information on our graduate program, such as instructions on submitting an application and our application deadlines. For any additional questions, contact:

Review of PhD and MS applications will begin December 1, 2022, and will continue until our class is full. Earlier applications are thus encouraged. Acceptance and review of PhD applications will continue until April 15, 2023, or until our class is full. The deadline for all Fall 2023 MS applications is April 22, 2023.

There is a $50 application fee. The Department of Chemistry offers fee waivers to strong, qualified applicants who cannot otherwise afford the application fee. Applicants may submit a request for a fee waiver using this form. Please note: The Chemistry Department has a limited amount of fee waivers available. Submitting a request for a fee waiver DOES NOT guarantee you will receive one.

For any questions or concerns, please reach out to

Access the application here


Application Requirements for PhD and MS in Chemistry Programs

All of the following should be completed and submitted through the online application:

  • Personal and Educational Information
  • Personal Statement discussing your previous research experience and your motivation for obtaining an advanced degree. The personal statement should be 1 page in length
  • Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Chemistry Supplemental to be filled out with your area of interest in Chemistry (i.e. Organic, Inorganic, Physical etc) and how you learned about our graduate program in Chemistry
  • Recommendations: 3 evaluators total, sent electronically through the application portal
  • Unofficial transcripts uploaded electronically into the application system. Please make sure uploaded unofficial transcripts are legible. Once offer is made by the department and applicant has accepted the offer, official transcripts and degree verification must be mailed to the School of Graduate Studies.

The GRE general exam and the GRE Chemistry subject exam are optional, they are not required for admission into our programs. If you do choose to share your exam scores, send them to our school code 1105.


International Applicants

 *For International Applicants: TOEFL, IELTS or PTE is required. Scores should be sent to our school code 1105. International applicants cannot be admitted without receipt of an acceptable official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score.

Acceptable scores are: TOEFL: 90 or higher for iBT, 577 or higher for PBT. IELTS: 7.0 or higher. PTE: 61 or higher. The TOEFL, IELTS and PTE are valid for two years after the test date.

The language test requirement will be waived if you have completed a bachelors or masters degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction. See the School of Graduate Studies Language Score section for more information on waiving the requirement.

For additional resources, please visit the School of Graduate Studies.


Chemistry Entrepreneurship (MS STEP) Applicants

Minimum Requirements for Admission

  • The GRE is required. There are no minimum GRE requirements, but we generally do not accept students who have scores below 152 (Verbal), 152 (Quantitative), and 3.5 (Writing) unless the student has excellent strengths in other areas.
  • There are no minimum GPA requirements, as these greatly vary across the world.
  • For International STEP candidates, the minimum TOEFL is 100.
  • Minimum degree requirements: Students must have the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree in a field related to chemistry, including chemical engineering. Personal interviews via telephone and videoconferencing are required.
  • Complete the online application and signify you are applying for the Entrepreneurship Track on the Chemistry Supplemental Page in the online application.

Please see the Science & Technology Entrepreneurship page for more information.