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Applications for graduate studies in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry must be submitted through applynow.usu.edu. We look forward to receiving your application!

Answers to common questions are provided below:

What are the minimum requirements for Admission?

Documentation needed with your completed online application through applynow.usu.edu.
General Admission Requirements
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts and Degree Certifications from all institutions attended
  • General Exam (GRE) Rest Results: 40th percentile minimum score

What are the language requirements for foreign students?

If you have citizenship in the United States, Canada (except Quebec), United Kingdom, New Zealand or Australia and English is your native language, you will not be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency.  If you have an undergraduate degree, with attendance of at least two years, from an institution in one of these countries in which English is the language of instruction (United States, Canada (except Quebec), United Kingdom, New Zealand or Australia), you will not be required to provide additional evidence of English proficiency.  International applicants who do not meet this criteria must take one of the following tests.

-Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
minimum required scores for Internet-based test 79
minimum required scores for paper-based tests 550
-International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS)
minimum required scores: 6.0 overall (and a minimum scores of 5 on each subscale)

 How do I submit my application?

Online applications are submitted through applynow.usu.edu.  First, create an account and electronically submit all needed documentation.  Letters of recommendation are submitted to the recommender electronically from the applicant.  Transcripts can be sent electronically from your institution to Utah State University by requesting your institution to send them to gradschool@usu.edu.

All materials do not have to be submitted at the same time.  When the application fee is paid the application is submitted to the School of Graduate Studies and will be processed. The department Graduate Program Coordinator will also be notified your application is ready for review. The department will review applications as they are referred to the department.

Is an application fee waiver available?

To determine whether you are eligible for an application waiver, send an email to chemgrad@usu.edu. Please include the following information:
  • your contact information
  • your current institution
  • GPA
  • GRE scores (raw and percentile scores)
  • English proficiency test (for international students)
  • Desired program of study (Chemistry or Biochemistry, MS or PhD)
  • Names of any faculty members in our department you may be interested in working with (if known)

When is my application due?

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2017. We will consider applications submitted after that date until all available positions are filled. If you would like to get updates on your application please contact, Cara Allen at cara.allen@usu.edu or 435-797-1618.

Where can I find more information about the graduate programs in Chemistry & Biochemistry at Utah State University?

Faculty Research Interests
Degree Requirements
Find your degree offers students information on all degrees offer by Utah State University. 

What if I have other questions?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our graduate programs or the applicaiton process.  Feel free to contact, Cara Allen at cara.allen@usu.edu or 435-797-1618.