The Department of Chemistry PhD Program considers applications for admission to the fall semester only. Chemistry applications are completed and submitted to the Graduate School in the fall of the year preceding the applicant's expected year of entry into the program. While many applicants apply in the fall of their senior year, the Department considers all applications from individuals with an undergraduate degree in chemistry or closely related field.
Application materials include the Graduate School online application form (paper applications are no longer available), letters of recommendation, transcripts, official GRE scores, personal statement and, for foreign students, the TOEFL/IELTS score. All application materials and supporting documents must be submitted electronically or postmarked by December 1.
Competitive fellowships are typically announced in March; acceptance of an earlier offer of a teaching assistantship does not preclude later acceptance of fellowship.