Application process

  1. Online application goes to the Graduate Office (Room 602 in Culkin Hall)
  2. Once your application is complete, the Graduate Office sends your folder to the Department of Chemistry
  3. Every graduate faculty examines your application folder and votes to accept or not.
  4. A letter of decision is sent to the Graduate Office from the department.
  5. Graduate Office will examine your folder and inform you about the final decision.
  6. Decisions on assistantships are made by the Department of Chemistry. For fall semester applicants, it will be decided in late April. For spring semester applicants, it will be decided in late November. Every year we have a limited number of TA positions, and these will be given to top-performing students. Faculty may like to meet with eligible students before offering any assistantships.
  7. There is no application deadline. However, there is a deadline to be considered for teaching assistantships (see #6). Note that incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the department for review. Please inform the chemistry graduate coordinator when you submit your online application. See application information.

Application requirements

  1. Application fee, $50
  2. Submission of Online Graduate Application Form
  3. Official transcripts (sent separately from your application)
  4. Minimum two names and their email addressed who sill submit a letter of recommendation for you, using our online system (the online system will send them an email)
  5. TOEFL (only by International students [must be sent directly by the testing center])
  6. OPTIONAL: Summary of your research, resume, GRE scores, etc.