Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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Graduate Admissions

Admission to the graduate program in Chemistry requires the equivalent of a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from an accredited U.S. university or non-U.S. university, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts and degree certification. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. For foreign applicants whose native language is not English, a written TOEFL score of 600 (or computer score of 250) is required. Most matriculating students will have earned a B grade average, particularly in upper division undergraduate work within their major, and be judged by the admissions committee to have a reasonably good chance of successfully completing the M.S. or Ph.D. degree requirements.

First year Ph.D. degree candidates will be eligible to receive a 12 month teaching assistantship package totaling $24,972, including tuition and fees and a medical insurance stipend. Assistantship packages are awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis and, in order to ensure consideration, early application to the program is recommended (prior to January 15).

Applications are considered at any time until vacancies are filled. These may be submitted through the Office of Admissions or directly to chemistry at the following address:

Betty Maldonado
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Admissions
The University of Texas at Dallas, BE 2.6
Richardson, TX 75080


  • Updated: June 23, 2015
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