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Frequently Asked Questions - Admissions Deadline

Application Requirements

The Department of Chemistry requires official transcripts from each university or college that you have attended. International students must send original language transcripts as well as English translations.

Three reference Letters are required. We do not require special forms for the reference letters. The letters should be from references who can comment on your scientific achievments and abilities. These letters can be electronically added to your application.

A statement of purpose discussing your interest in Chemistry and as well as goals and objectives. This document should be uploaded directly to your electronic application.

GRE scores are not required for admission.

International students must submit a TOEFL report. We must be able to verify the report unless you have been enrolled in a graduate program in the United States for at least two years.

Any student enrolled in another graduate program in the United States is expected to complete a Master's degree from their current institution prior to enrollment in our program.

Application Deadlines

Applicants with U.S. citizenship and International Students residing in the United States may apply at any time for admission to our graduate program. Priority will be given to applications received prior to December 15 for Fall admission at the present time we do not offer Spring admission.

International applicants must have their complete application, including TOEFL result, submitted by December 15 for Fall admission.

Applying Online

Purdue University has an on-line application procedure. You can complete your application at the Purdue Graduate School website. The Graduate School does have an application fee.

Mailing Application Materials

All application materials should be sent to the following address:

Graduate Admissions Office
Department of Chemistry
560 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2084