Application Deadline (Fall admission ONLY):  December 1st

 

Before you apply for graduate school, we recommend visiting the Office of Graduate Studies for general admissions requirements. We recruit for the doctoral program only; master’s applicants will not be considered. We admit students in the Fall semester ONLY.

IMPORTANT:  All application materials should be submitted electronically to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC). DO NOT SEND PAPER MATERIALS OR DUPLICATE PAPER COPIES OF ANY ITEM; THIS WILL DELAY PROCESSING TIME.

Application:  Complete the on-line application at ApplyTexas which opens in mid-August. Detailed instructions for applying can be found on the Graduate & International Admissions (GIAC) website. The institutional code for UT Austin is 6882. Pay the application fee ($65 for US citizens and permanent residents; $90 for international students).

Personal Statement:  Please specify in your Statement of Purpose which broad area of chemistry describes your interests (analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical). We encourage you to describe interdisciplinary interests, as well. It is helpful in our review process if you will also indicate specific research themes and faculty with whom your interests align. A list of our faculty and a synopsis of their research is listed in our faculty directory. Discuss your career goals, and how this program will help you reach those goals.

Letters of Recommendation: You will be asked to list the names and email addresses of three people you have chosen to recommend you for admission. Once you submit your application, an email will be sent to each recommender instructing them to visit a website and complete a questionnaire. The letters will automatically be routed to the Chemistry Department.

Current CV or Resume: Listing educational background, any related employment experience, and any relevant research experience.

Transcripts: Upload a scanned copy of an official transcript from every senior college you have attended. Find detailed instructions for uploading transcripts on the GIAC website.

Official GRE scores from The Educational Testing Service (ETS): We require verbal and quantitative (math) scores.  We do not require the chemistry subject test for admission. The ETS institution code for University of Texas at Austin is 6882. No department code is needed. These documents must be received directly from The Educational Testing Service or they will not be accepted.

Official TOEFL scores: International students whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  Please arrange to have your official scores sent to GIAC by ETS.  The Institution code for the University of Texas at Austin for TOEFL score reports is 6882. No department code is necessary.  Only test scores mailed directly from the testing agency are considered official. If you hold a bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country, you will receive a waiver of the TOEFL.  For more information on language requirements, please visit the GIAC website.

Application Status: You may check the status of your application for receipt of materials and admissions decisions at your MyStatus website. Please allow at least two to four weeks after anticipated receipt by GIAC for your materials to appear as “received” at this site.

If you have specific application questions, please contact Graduate Coordinator Betsy Hamblen at chemgradoffice@cm.utexas.edu or 512-471-4538.

For program and scientific questions contact:

Prof. Sean Roberts

or

Prof. Livia Eberlin

Co-Chairs, Admissions Committee
Department of Chemistry
NMS 3.316
2506 Speedway STOP A5300
Austin, TX 78712-1224