Department of Chemistry

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account at
    After creating the application you will have access to your application dashboard. There are 4 quadrants in the application that must be completed before an application can be submitted. They may be completed in any order.
  2. Personal Information
  3. Academic History
    • Copies of your transcripts must be uploaded in the Colleges Attended section. Do not send or email official transcripts as that may delay your application review. Official transcripts are required only if admitted to the program and the offer of admission is accepted.
    • GRE General or GRE Subject scores are not required or expected of any applicant for Fall 2024. The TOEFL or IELTS is required for International students not otherwise exempt. See the FAQ section on standardized tests.
    • Your GPA should be entered in the points system of your school. Do not convert to a 4.0 scale.
  4. Supporting Information
    • Your Experiences and Achievements should be on your CV/Resume, which must be uploaded under “Documents.” It is optional to fill out the Experiences and Achievements sections.
    • Additional supporting documents can be uploaded in the Documents section of the Chemistry Program Application. Up to 3 documents may be uploaded, but are not required for your application.
  5. Program – you may apply to only 1 program per application cycle! Use the search box to locate the "Fall 2024 Chemistry-Ph.D." Application. Click the + sign on the left to add this program to your application.
  6. Chemistry Application
    • Questions section: Please let us know your top three faculty of interest, as well as your primary and secondary areas of interest. The fee waiver question is required. Fee waiver is available to US citizens and permanent residents, as well as international students who will have completed all four years of their undergraduate education at a US institution. Fee waivers are not available for other conditions.
    • Documents: Please upload your Personal Statement. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for tips on what to include in your personal statement. Additional documents to support your application can also be uploaded in this portion of the application. Up to three documents may be uploaded, but are not a requirement of the application.
    • Recommendations: Please request 3 letters of recommendation. The form will send an email to each of your recommenders.
  7. Submit Application: After you complete all sections of the application please be sure to submit your application using the "Submit Application" tab. You must pay the application fee before you submit your application, unless you are eligible for a fee waiver.
  8. Check Status: Once your application is submitted, status updates are accessed here. Please understand that due to the progress of our department review may not be reflected online. When a decision has been made on your application we will contact you.