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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Preliminary Graduate Application

Please keep this page open while you complete the form to ensure we receive your application. Below, you will have the opportunity to upload your transcript, GRE scores, TOEFL or IELTS scores, and/or CV (CV is optional); doing so will expedite the processing of your application.  Alternatively, you may mail or email this information after submitting this electronic preliminary application.

* Required Fields

Tell us About Yourself


Area of Interest

Please select your desired area of interest. Applications will be evaluated by professors in the "Primary Area of Interest" indicated by the applicant. Please choose only one other areas of interests can be indicated in the "Other" box. We recognize that many applicants' research interests lie at the interface of one or more disciplines and we encourage those applicants to make note of this in their personal statements.



List in chronological order all colleges and universities you have attended.

College/University 1


College/University 2


College/University 3


Document Uploads

Uploading your transcript, GRE scores, TOEFL or IELTS scores, and/or CV (CV is optional) will expedite processing of your application. However, if a social security number appears on the documentation, please send it by mail.

Course Work

Please provide information regarding courses that you have completed, are taking or will be taking in the upcoming semester.  This information is used to gain information about your general educational experiences.  Note that students are not expected to have taken all of the listed classes for entry into the graduate program.

Course Semester Taken
(e.g. Fall 2000)
Credits Grade
General/Introductory I
General/Introductory II
Inorganic I
Inorganic II
Instrumentatal Analysis
Organic I
Organic II
* Physical I
* Physical II
Physics I
Physics II

Test Scores

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for all students. The chemistry subject test portion of the GRE is not required. However, students may submit this portion of the GRE if it gives a better overall representation of the student's abilities.


Foreign students other than from English speaking countries must include TOEFL or IELTS scores (Applications from such students will not be processed without a score.)

Additional Information We Need

Application for the Ph.D. program doesn't require attainment of M.S.


Names of two or three chemistry or biochemistry professors who will be submitting letters of recommendation. Please also provide the email addresses, institution names, and positions of these individuals as well as an optional comment to the referee. The referees entered will receive an email with a link to a recommendation form.


I waive the right to view the recommendation for the submitted referees.

This form constitutes a formal request for an assistantship. No additional forms are required at this time. If you are offered an assistantship, we will forward all information to the Graduate School on your behalf.