Applying for graduate program


The first step is to determine your residency status.

If you are a Domestic Student please fill out the US residents pre-application form

If you are an International Student (even if you are currently attending a school or University in the US) please fill out the Non-US residents pre-application form

The following documents will be requested if your pre-application form is chosen for further consideration:


• Statement of Purpose

• Official transcripts and degree certificates from all institutions attended. (GPA Conversion Guide)

• GRE (general exam) official test scores. Minimum scores of the 40th percentile (470 for the verbal section and 530 for the quantitative section in old version, and 148/147 for verbal/quantitative in the revised GRE) are required by the School of Graduate Studies.

• Three letters of recommendations.

In addition, international students from non-English speaking countries must submit results of English language test (one from the list below):

TOEFL official test scores (paper/computer/internet based test: 570/230/89 minimum required)

IELTS (score 6.0 minimum required)

PTE Academic(score 53 minimum required)

Students from English speaking countries do not need to take a language test. (List of English speaking countries)

Due to the nature of graduate course sequences, it is highly recommended that students enter the graduate program in the Fall semester. Although there are no application deadlines, submission of all application materials (including transcript, GRE score, three letters of recommendation, and TOEFL/IELTS scores for foreign applicants) by April 15th is strongly encouraged.
For consideration in the Willard L. Eccles Foundation Science Fellowship competition, applications should be completed by February 15. If requested from you by the committee, please mail the above items electronically and all correspondence to or paper letters to:

Dr. Sean Johnson, Graduate Admissions Committee
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Utah State University
Logan UT 84322-0300 USA


If you did not receive an answer on your pre-application form within one month please fill free to send an e-mail to Recruitment Secretary at and ask about your status.