Applications to the Chemistry Graduate Program are free of charge.
The process involves two steps: 1) Pre-Screening Application, 2) Formal Application.
||Fall Start Date
||Spring Start Date
|Review of pre-screening applications begins
|| January 15
|| September 1
|Applicants notified of fee waivers
|| February 1
|| September 15
|Review of formal applications begins
|| March 1
|| October 1
|Applicants notified of official admissions decision
|| March to May
|| October to November
|Semester start dates
|| Mid August
|| Early January
I. Pre-Screening Application
Applicant sends an email to the Department of Chemistry (firstname.lastname@example.org
) with the following documents attached:
- ‘Pre-Screening and Application Fee Waiver Form’ (PDF document)
- All available academic transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient)
Transcripts in a language other than English must be accompanied by a translation. PDF files are the preferred document format.
Minimum qualifications required by our department for graduate admission are as follows:
- GPA score > 3.0 (for domestic applicants)
- GRE Quantitative Reasoning > 50'th percentile (required for international applicants only)
- Minimum TOEFL score of 79 or an equivalent anguage proficiency test accepted by Graduate Admissions (required only for applicants from countries where English is not the official language)
II. Formal Application
Applicants selected in pre-screening are notified by email and encouraged to submit a formal admissions application to the Graduate Admissions Office. No application fee is charged for selected applicants. Applicants complete an online application form and submit official supporting documents by mail. Final admissions decisions are made based on evaluation of formal applications.
Applicants who are not selected in pre-screening are also notified by email. These applicants (or students who may wish to skip the pre-screening process) may still choose to submit a formal application (with fee payment) directly to Graduate Admissions. All applicants will be given equal consideration by the departmental graduate admissions committee based on their formal application.
The formal application process is detailed below:
- Complete the formal online application
- Submit the following documents via mail to: Graduate Admissions, University of Idaho, 875 Perimeter Drive MS 3019, Moscow, ID 83844-3019.
- All higher education transcripts and academic credentials (official)
- Three letters of recommendation (sealed envelopes)
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Statement of career objectives
- GRE official results (not required for US applicants from ACS accredited institutions, but encouraged)
- TOEFL official results (or an equivalent anguage proficiency test accepted by Graduate Admissions; required only for applicants from countries where English is not the official language; minimum TOEFL score of 79)
For applicants from countries where English is not the official language, a formal telephone test of spoken English will be arranged and paid for by Department of Chemistry prior to final admission.
More information about the formal application process is available on the Graduate Admissions website
We look forward to reviewing your application and sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to our Department of Chemistry as a graduate student!