How to Apply

The application review process for the Fall 2017 semester is currently underway. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. The deadline for applications for admission to the PhD program is January 6, 2017. Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator if you have any questions about applying to the Chemistry and Chemical Biology program.

Admission to the Graduate Program in Chemistry is based on careful evaluation of scholastic record, letters of recommendation, and performance on the Graduate Record Examinations. A GRE Subject test, in chemistry or an appropriate related discipline, is recommended for domestic applicants and highly recommended for international applicants. Applicants from countries where English is not the native language and for whom English has not been the primary language of instruction for their undergraduate education, must also submit satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

The application form is available online from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

IMPORTANT: Official application materials (transcripts, GRE scores and TOEFL scores) should be sent to the Graduate and Professional Admissions office:

  • Use institution code 2790 to send official test scores
  • 56 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8530
  • 848-932-7711 (phone) 732-932-8231 (fax)

Please do not send any application materials or documents to the Department of Chemistry.

All applicants: A $70 US application fee is required before any application is reviewed.

For more information, please contact:

  • Arielle L'Esperance
    Graduate Program Coordinator
    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    732-445-5312 (fax; attn: Graduate Administrator)
    alespera@chem.rutgers.edu