Thank you for your interest in our graduate program! We believe that you will find it to be an interesting and rewarding educational experience. In order to apply, please consider first the following pre-requisites:
- You must hold a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in chemistry or in a closely related discipline;
- Your GPA (or equivalent) must be 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher;
- International students need general GRE scores.
- International students need a TOEFL score higher than 80 (see http://www.ets.org/toefl for details), or IELTS scores of at least 6.5 in each subdivision (see http://www.ielts.org for details) before starting the application process.
If you satisfy these pre-requisites, please arrange to have the following documents sent directly to our graduate secretary via email as pdf files. Please do not send documents via regular mail.
- A detailed resume that must include a list of every school that you have attended, as well as the GPA obtained at each institution;
- If you are an international student, a copy of your passport. If you are already in the US, please send a copy of your current visa and I-20 form;
- If you are an international student, a copy of your GRE and TOEFL reports;
- A copy of all your transcripts (a scanned pdf file of unofficial transcripts is acceptable at this stage); see below for a definition of unofficial and official transcripts.
- A detailed personal statement that includes a clear description of your research interests;
- 3 letters of recommendation on your behalf. The letters need to be signed, scanned, and sent as pdf files. The letters must be sent directly from the reviewer’s email account.
Notes about official/unofficial transcripts and documents
Students are usually admitted to begin their studies in the fall semester (in exceptional cases, admission may be granted in the spring semester). In order to guarantee full consideration, your application should be complete by March 1 for admission in the following fall semester. When you apply, we encourage you to contact faculty members working in your area of interest. The research interests and contact information of our faculty members can be found at http://www.ohio.edu/chemistry/facultystaff/area/index.cfm.
The graduate recruitment committee will start reviewing your application once all the documents listed above have been sent to our graduate secretary. If the graduate recruitment committee selects you, you will receive an email with instructions to formalize your application with the Graduate College at Ohio University in order to be admitted to our program. The fee for the formal application is $50 for domestic students and $55 for international students.
(or documents) are sent directly
from your university to Ohio University, without transiting through you.
(or documents) are copies of your transcripts that you may have received from your university for your record or convenience. The graduate recruitment committee accepts scanned pdf files of unofficial transcripts (or documents) for review. If you are selected, you will be asked to arrange for official transcripts to be sent to the Graduate College at Ohio University directly from your university.
The content of both unofficial and official transcripts must match.