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Chemistry Grad Program
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All components of your application need to be received by our office, before it can be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. For more information about our Graduate Chemistry program and University Park, click here. When prompted, enter PSUchemgrad.

 

Steps for Applying to the Chemistry Graduate Program

Please note: The online application portal is maintained by the Graduate School. Your application is submitted to the Graduate School and upon completion is forwarded to the Chemistry Department for review.

If you are a current Penn State, University Park, undergraduate student desiring to apply, please contact the Graduate Program Manager, Crista Spratt (cus1246@psu.edu) prior to submitting your application.

 

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  1. Read the Graduate School’s Requirements for Graduate Admission

  2. Fill out the ONLINE APPLICATION 

  3. Pay the Graduate School application fee

    • Applications without fee payment cannot be processed

    • The application fee is non-refundable

    • If the $65 application fee presents a financial hardship, please contact Dr. Joseph Cotruvo, Graduate Admissions Co-Chair, by email (juc96@psu.edu) to be considered for a fee waiver.

  4. Upload/request the following electronic documents:

    • Three letters of recommendation

      • Domestic students- Please make sure to include reference letters from any REU experiences you have had.

      • International students- Please make sure to include reference letters from any domestic research experiences you have had (REU, Summer).

    • GRE General Test scores (GRE Subject Test is optional)

      • Institutional code: 2660 PENNSYLVANIA ST U All campuses

      • Department code: 0301 Chemistry, General 

    • TOEFL iBT scores (international applicants only)

      • Department code: 62

    • Transcripts

      • Note: As of November 10, 2014 the Graduate School requires all prospective students to upload an OFFICIAL, COLOR COPY TRANSCRIPT from all institutions of higher learning attended, both undergraduate and graduate, as part of the online application process.

      • International Students must also submit certified official copies of all certificates and diplomas mentioned on the application.

 

English Proficiency Test

Please note: IELTS scores are not accepted by the Chemistry Department. Applicants must submit the TOEFL iBT scores.

  • Who is required to submit a TOEFL iBT?

    • If you received or will receive your undergraduate degree from an institution outside of the United States.

  • Who is exempt from the TOEFL iBT?

    • US citizen or permanent resident.

    • Those who have a baccalauraeate or masters degree conferred (by May 2019) from an institution at the following: Australia, Belize, British Caribbean, British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Jamaica, Republic of Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, North Ireland, Scotland, United States, Wales.

  • TOEFL iBT scores (Chemistry Department requirements)

    • Overall minimum: 100

    • Speaking minimum: 23

    • Test scores may be no more than 2 years old

 

Application Review

Applications to the program are reviewed by the Chemistry Graduate Admissions Committee on a rolling basis from Decemeber 15 - January 31. All materials must be received before the application can be evaluated. You may check the status of your application by visiting the The Graduate School website.