What is the Application Deadline?
The Chemistry Department admits students on a rolling admission basis. However, applications submitted on or before February 1, 2019 will receive priority during the admissions review cycle. We do not refuse applications that are not complete at the deadline, however, a significant delay in submitting application materials could affect your chances of being admitted.
If you wish to be considered for a UConn Graduate School Fellowship (Jorgensen Fellowship, Harriot Fellowship, or Crandall Fellowship), you must submit your application and have all materials uploaded in the Graduate School's application system by January 15th.
Are GRE's Required? What is the cut-off score?
Yes, we require GRE scores from all applicants. The General exam is required but the subject score is only recommended.
Our department does not have a formal "cut-off" score for the GRE. The faculty carefully review all aspect of each admission file (i.e. GPA, GRE, recommendation letters, personal statement, supplementary information, etc.).
I can't find a recommendation form on your website. Where can I download this form?
The Chemistry Department does not offer a form for letters of recommendation. Please ask your recommenders to submit their letter through the online application recommendation system. Once you enter their name and email address into your application, they will receive an email link to upload their letter. The Chemistry Department does not accept paper recommendation letters.
I am interested in a PhD degree, but have not yet earned an MA degree. Can I apply to the PhD program?
yes, you do not have to have an MS degree before enrolling in our PhD program.
My cumulative GPA is below a 3.0. Can I still be admitted to your program?
The Graduate School requires all applicants to have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the entire undergraduate record, or 3.0 GPA for the last two years, or excellent work in the entire final year (at least 3.5 GPA). The grade point average is computed on the basis of the following scale: A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0.0. Applicants from foreign colleges and universities must meet equivalent standards of eligibility and are expected to submit official transcripts showing all work completed. All advanced post-Baccalaureate course work is considered as well.
I have a BS degree in Biology/History/Education, etc. and I want to enroll in the Chemistry MS or PhD program. Will you accept me?
In order to qualify for admission to our graduate program we require all applicants to have the following undergraduate courses:
*General chemistry - 2 semesters, plus lab
*Organic chemistry - 2 semesters plus 1 semester of lab
*Physical chemistry - 2 semesters plus lab (including all pre req requirements of Calculus 1 and 2, multi-variable calculus, and differential equations and 2-3 semesters of physics)
*Analytical chemistry - 1 semester (2 semesters plus lab recommended)
*Inorganic chemistry - 1 semester (2 semesters plus lab recommended)
Can I earn an MS of PhD degree part-time?
Yes, you can earn an MS of PhD degree part-time. However, we do not offer classes at night, or on the weekends, nor on-line. In addition, you are not eligible for an assistantship if you are a part time student.
I want to work for a specific professor. Can I be admitted directly into his/her research group?
Yes, if this adviser will guarantee your financial support and he/she agrees to admit you directly into his/her research group. Otherwise, all graduate students are admitted under the advisement of the Graduate Admission Committee (specifically Dr.Pinkhassik for Fall 2019) and are required to choose a major adviser by the end of November (for fall admits).
My friend/sister/spouse applied to your department. Can you tell me their application status?
When will I be notified if I was admitted or not?
Application decisions will be sent out in early March. Official notifications will be sent by the Graduate School. Once an official decision has been made, the applicant will receive an email asking them to log on to the online application system to view the decision.