Prospective Students

  • DGS Susanna Widicus Weaver gives a seminar.
  • A graduate researcher examines a specimen.
  • A student examines a test strip.
  • Students enjoy s'mores at a grad student social.
  • A student works with research equipment.
  • Grad students volunteer at a local animal shelter.

Applications to our graduate program are now open and are accepted online via the Laney Graduate SchoolThe application deadline for Fall 2019 is December 1st.

All students admitted to the PhD program in Chemistry receive a support package that includes

  • Stipend support ($31,000 for entry in Fall 2019)
  • Tuition Scholarship (currently $20,400 per semester)
  • 100% health insurance subsidy

A number of merit fellowships are also available - no separate application is required. Applicants who meet the deadline will be automatically considered for additional fellowships. 

Not sure what to expect from the online application? Be ready to submit:

  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts (unofficial is fine)
  • Contact information for recommenders
  • Faculty of Interest (eligible faculty marked with a * here)
  • Research Experience and Interests
  • Language Test Scores (if applicable)

To make it simple, we've prepared an application checklist!

Note: We do not require or allow the submission of GRE scores as of 2018.

Looking for more details? Our "Applying to Graduate School 101" blog series covers the application process in-depth. Topics include:

Once you've applied, what happens? Here's our timeline:

  • September 1st: Application Period Begins
  • December 1st: Final application deadline; preparation of admissions offers begin; most admitted students should expect to hear from us by mid-January. However, if you have not heard from us, your application is still being considered. 
  • February 22nd-24th: Recruitment Weekend for Admitted Students (Invitation Only)
  • April 15th: Final Decision Deadline for Admitted Students. Instructions for accepting an offer can be found here.