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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Chemistry Graduate Admissions

Review of Applications

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Review of completed applications begins February 1st each year and continues until all positions are filled.

Financial support is generally provided to all students who are accepted into our Ph.D. program, and in rare cases to students who are accepted into the M.S. program. Fellowships, grants, and research or teaching assistantships are typical forms of financial aid. For the current academic year and subsequent summer, the standard level of support for incoming graduate students is over $28,000 as teaching and research assistantships, on top of a tuition grant allowing for up to 12 credit hours for each semester served as a TA. Required health insurance, available in a variety of plans at student group rates, is paid partially by the University.

University Fellowships: Applicants having outstanding academic credentials may be nominated by the department for a University Fellowship. These awards typically include a year of fellowship followed by a year of teaching or research assistantship, followed by a third year of fellowship support. Students who wish to be considered for one of these awards should complete their application by February 1st each year.

Contact Us

For additional information about the graduate program in chemistry, please contact:

Professor Ivan Korendovych
Chair, Graduate Admissions
phone: 315.443.1661
email: ikorendo@syr.edu

Graduate Admissions 
phone: 315.443.3992
email: chemgrad@syr.edu

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application: Online Application
  • Official Transcript (You may upload unofficial copies of transcripts to expedite review of your application. Please supply one transcript for each college/university attended.)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official GRE Score from ETS (General Test) - Institution code 2823 
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Score from ETS - Institution code 2823
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Application Fee: $75*

It is expected that applicants will receive a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field (with appropriate coursework in chemistry) prior to beginning the graduate program in chemistry.

Address correspondence to:

Enrollment Management Processing Center
Syracuse University
Graduate Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 35060
Syracuse, New York 13235-5060

Notification of Admission

You will be notified of a decision on you application as soon as possible. Our department reviews completed applications only, unless special circumstances occur. Normally, you will receive a decision regarding your application between February and April for Fall admission.

*International Students may be eligible for an application fee waiver, please contact chemgrad@syr.edu for information.