The application for admission, application fee, personal statement and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through our online application portal. Official transcripts are to be submitted directly to the Graduate School. To expedite the review process, electronic copies of unofficial transcripts can be submitted online. PhD applicants must have all materials submitted by February 1. There is a rolling admissions deadline for Fall admission for master students. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and applicants are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible.
In addition to the Graduate School admission requirements, an applicant must have completed a full year of undergraduate organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, calculus, and physics. Admission policy favors those who have taken courses beyond this minimum. Admission requirements may be modified to accommodate applicants who have taken fewer courses than indicated above but have compiled outstanding records and demonstrate a strong interest in chemical or interdisciplinary studies. (See also the description of the interdisciplinary programs.) Submission of GRE scores is required. For international students, a TOEFL score of 237 (computer-based test) or 93 (internet-based test) is expected.
Prospective and current students should discuss their programs with a department adviser. The department adviser may be reached by calling 617-373-2824 or 617-373-3313 and welcomes questions about curriculum matters and program planning.
Prospective students interested in the Graduate School are urged to contact Prof. Sunny Zhou at (617) 373-4818 or firstname.lastname@example.org for preliminary discussions.