Thank you for your interest in pursuing doctoral studies in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington. Below you will find information regarding application deadlines and requirements. Please explore the Department of Chemistry website for more information on the graduate program and areas of faculty research. We look forward to receiving your application.
Educational background should be equivalent to that of an undergraduate major in one of the natural sciences or engineering.
Applicants will automatically be considered for Teaching or Research Assistantships in the Department of Chemistry, and there is no separate application for these positions.
Proficiency in English is required for graduate study at the University of Washington. Therefore, every applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. Please refer to Memo 8 from the Graduate School for more detail on how proficiency can be demonstrated.
Memo 8 also includes the following criteria in context of admission to the UW Graduate Program in Chemistry.
Minimum acceptable scores are:
Please apply online for our Chemistry Graduate Program. There is an application fee of $75 which must be paid by credit card when you submit your application online. This fee cannot be waived.
Upload all of the required materials on the application website as early as possible, but prior to the December 15, 2013 application deadline. These materials should include all of the items listed as Required Documentation below.
Submit the following materials through the Graduate School's online application website prior to the December 15, 2013 deadline:
Your application will not be considered complete until items a-f listed above have been submitted.
All application materials should be submitted electronically. The Department of Chemistry and the University of Washington Graduate School do not encourage paper submissions for this program.
You will be notified of the Admission Committee’s decision no later than the end of March.
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Chemistry
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-1700
206-543-4787 (office); 800-UOW-CHEM (toll-free within the U.S.)