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Considering pursuing your Chemistry PhD at Duke?  We hope you are!  We also understand and appreciate the challenges of this SPRING 2020 semester.  When you put together your graduate school application to Duke Chemistry's PhD program next Fall or in future years, rest assured your SPRING 2020 transcript will not define you. Your resilience and fortitude to complete your undergraduate degree in the face of COVID-19 will!  Duke Chemistry will look forward to reviewing your application and learning how COVID-19 impacted your studies and research plans and what you did to persevere. As you navigate the best way forward to complete your undergraduate degree in these extraordinary times, know that Duke Chemistry understands the challenges you face. 

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.