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Research Experience

Undergraduate or industrial research experience must be extensive, well documented, and well-articulated in your essay and letters of reference. This is absolutely critical. Applicants who do not have significant research experience will be non-competitive for our program, even if all other factors are excellent.


We look for solid performance in two semesters of general chemistry, two semesters of organic chemistry, at least one semester of analytical, two semesters of physical chemistry, plus one semester of inorganic and possibly biochemistry. Undergraduate coursework must include at least 24 semester hours of work in chemistry, with 12 or more semester hours of upper-division coursework.


For more information on University of Texas admissions and enrollments statistics, see the Graduate & International Admissions website.

If you have any questions about program requirements or your qualifications, please contact our Graduate Coordinator.