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The Department of Chemistry offers a rigorous education with many opportunities for engaging, hands-on research.

Applications for Fall are due January 15

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Application requirements:

  • Three recommendations from people who know the prospective student’s academic record and potential for graduate study.
  • Standardized test scores (international students)
  • The GRE is not required.
  • Statement of purpose (personal statement) should focus on research accomplishments and aspirations, as well as specific faculty research programs of interest, and may include figures and chemical structures.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Legible, unofficial copies of transcripts should be uploaded to the application for review purposes. Upon recommendation of admission, the University requires that official transcripts that document all prior conferred/awarded degrees be on file in the student’s permanent record at NC State. The transcript(s) must include a statement of any degree(s) awarded.

Additional application requirements can be found in the NC State Graduate Handbook.

The Chemistry Department pays the application fee for domestic applicants only. Domestic applications will be finished when the payment screen is reached, so supply no payment information.