Admission

Graduate Admission

Prerequisites

Before beginning graduate work, students should have completed a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related field.

Application

Applications for admission are accepted online through the Office of Graduate Studies. Applications must include academic transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended, as well as recommendation letters from 3 individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic background and abilities. Additional materials that are strongly recommended include Graduate Record Examination scores (GRE), a resume/CV and a personal statement describing the applicant’s qualifications and reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in chemistry.

International applicants should also provide official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Although the preferred submission deadline is January 15, applications must be received by April 15 to be considered for admission in the fall semester.

To apply, complete the online graduate application and upload all requested documents.

Procedure

Completed applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty members from the Department of Chemistry. Offers of admission depend on favorable evaluation of the application materials and an expectation that the student will attain an undergraduate grade-point average of B or higher in chemistry and all other natural science and mathematics courses. Admission to the graduate program is contingent upon completion of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry (or a related field) and all other general admission requirements.

Contact Info

Department of Chemistry

Malott Hall
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 2010
Lawrence, KS 66045-7572
785-864-4670
http://www.chem.ku.edu/
Craig E. Lunte, Chair
785-864-4670

Department of Chemistry

Malott Hall
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 2010
Lawrence, KS 66045-7572
785-864-4670
http://www.chem.ku.edu/
Robert G. Carlson, Associate Chair, Undergraduate Affairs
785-864-4670

Department of Chemistry

Malott Hall
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 2010
Lawrence, KS 66045-7572
785-864-4670
http://www.chem.ku.edu/
Brian B. Laird, Associate Chair, Graduate Affairs
785-864-4670
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