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All application materials should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions via the online Graduate Application. Use the graduate admission checklist to get started.

  • Deadlines
    • Fall: Apply by June 1, 5 p.m. EST
    • Spring: Apply by October 1, 5 p.m. EST
    • Summer: Apply by March 1, 5 p.m. EST
  • Requirements
    • GPA: Minimum of 3.0 in undergraduate chemistry and cognate science courses
    • GRE: Required
    • Applicant Statement/Letter of Intent: Required
    • Letters of Recommendation: Required, 3 letters
    • Additional Requirements:
      • Pass proficiency exams in two of: organic, physical, inorganic, analytical, biochemistry. Students must pass one in organic or physical chemistry
      • Students whose undergraduate degree is not equivalent to the American Chemical Society-certified Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry may be required to make up deficiencies. For example, depending on their area of specialization, a student may be required to make up deficiencies in quantum mechanics, instrumental analysis, or biochemistry by successfully completing Graduate Physical Chemistry II (CHM 5426), Graduate Analytical Methods (CHM 5150), or Graduate Biological Chemistry (CHM 5305) respectively


    For additional requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

  • Funding

     

    Graduate stipends for graduate assistantships — teaching assistantships and research assistantships — are available to eligible students. Graduate assistantships are renewed each term. While we expect that an assistantship will be renewed for up to two years for MS students, satisfactory progress toward the degree is a condition of renewal. Students will be notified each academic year regarding renewal of an assistantship, amount of stipend/tuition waiver and responsibilities for the following term.

    Research assistantships are intended to:

    • Provide financial support for graduate students working toward their MS degrees.
    • Give graduate students the opportunity to obtain university research experience under the guidance of departmental faculty. Specific research duties are assigned by the major professor.


    Teaching assistantships are intended to:

    • Provide financial support for graduate students working toward their MS degrees.
    • Give graduate students the opportunity to obtain university teaching experience under the guidance of departmental faculty. Specific requirements for a TA will be determined by the faculty member to whom they are assigned.
    • Enable the department to meet the teaching demand of multiple-section, high-enrollment laboratory courses.