Prospective Students


Your choice of university for graduate studies in chemistry is important both for your long-term career goals, as well as for your immediate future. At Rochester, we are internationally known for the quality of the chemistry faculty, and the cutting-edge research represented by the department. These criteria are among the most important for determining where you should attend graduate school.

Please use the links at right to navigate through the information we have provided to assist you in your upcoming decision.

For further information on applying to our graduate program, please contact:

Robin Cooley
Graduate Studies Coordinator
Hutchison Hall 471
Phone: (585) 275-0635

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Quick application information...

  • There is no application fee.
  • Application Deadline: The priority deadline for submitting the application materials for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Chemistry is December 15. Applications received after the priority deadline will still be accepted and processed but will be given consideration according to the availability of positions in the program.
  • You must submit GRE scores, your undergraduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. TOEFL scores are also required for non-native English speakers.
  • All correspondence should be sent to:

Graduate Studies Office
Department of Chemistry
RC Box 270216
Rochester, NY 14627-0216