Please follow the link provided to access the online application. All application materials will be uploaded and handled electronically. There is no need to send or forward hard copies of any required document. Additionally, at the completion of the online application, you will have the chance to attach your personal statement and resume so that they can be included with your application packet.
No application fee is required of applicants to the Chemistry Department. Note that this differs from other departments at the University of Rochester, so you may disregard references to application fees within the online application system.
The Department of Chemistry can admit students who apply any time of year; however, preference for September admission will be given to applicants for whom all application materials are received before the January 15th deadline.
The Department of Chemistry offers a tuition waiver and an annual stipend to all graduate students admitted into the PhD degree program. However, applicants are also encouraged to apply for outside fellowships as applicable.
Applicants are urged to take the required exams early so that the results are available when admissions review begins. These examinations are given several times during the year at worldwide centers. You can obtain more information and registration materials from your current institution or by contacting Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: The institutional code number for the Department of Chemistry at the University of Rochester is 2928 and the department code is 0301.
Electronic copies of either unofficial or official transcripts are accepted as part of the online application system. They are uploaded directly to the system. It is not necessary to have official copies sent to the Department of Chemistry.
While completing the online application, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information for the three (3) persons that you are asking to recommend you for graduate school. These individuals will receive an e-mail directly from the application system with a link and instructions on how to upload their letter of recommendation.
The University of Rochester provides equal opportunity in admissions and student aid regardless of sex, age, race, color, creed, disability, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin. Furthermore, the University complies with all applicable nondiscrimination laws.