Prospective Students

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Prospective Students 

Our department offers graduate programs aimed at preparing students for careers in the chemical sciences. Our programs focus on research and comprehensive formal coursework. UCF’s chemistry department is fostering the intellectual capital necessary to create leaders in the chemical industry that help resolve today’s problems, improve the quality of life, and provide local and national economic growth. If you wish to pursue a graduate program within our chemistry department please apply through the College of Graduate Studies.

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions answered by our current graduate students!

What do you look for in an applicant? 

We review all received applications. Strong applicants tend to apply early. Typically they will have a strong GPA, competitive GRE scores, and letters of recommendations. We do suggest that you include all requested materials in the application. Each program has its own set of requirements, so make sure to review the appropriate program.

Do I need to take the GRE exam to apply?

Yes. All of our programs require a GRE score on file. The GRE score must be from within the last five years.

Do I need to submit a separate application to be considered for financial support? 

For our Graduate Teaching Assistant positions no separate application is needed. Each applicant within the Chemistry Ph.D. is considered for an assistantship. However, these financial packages are usually awarded to our strongest applicants. Fellowships and external loans may require additional documentation. Please visit our Graduate Funding page for more information.

I am an International Applicant. Do I have any additional requirements?

Yes, applicants from a country where English is not the official language or when an applicant’s degree is not from an accredited U.S. institution, or if an applicant did not earn a degree in a country where English is the only official language or from a university where English is the only official language of instruction must receive a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 or more or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or more to be considered for our programs. The university has additional requirements that must be met in order to apply to UCF.