Chemistry, MS, PhD - Application Process

Chemistry, MS

Application Process

First:

Apply online

Then:

  • Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended. If you attended USciences we will obtain this transcript for you.
  • Submit an 1000-word personal statement explaining your short and long term study and career goals. Also, please identify at least two of the program’s faculty whose research interests align most closely with yours. personal statement may be submitted as part of application via the application portal, as an email enclosure, or sent separately via postal mail.
  • Submit resume or CV
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.

Prerequisites

  • BA or BS from an accredited university or college, or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate / first-professional degree program at the University.
  • Present transfer credit, earn advanced placement credit by examination, or obtain credit in undergraduate courses in:

Calculus (2 semesters)
English Composition (1 semester)
Analytical Chemistry (1 semester)
Literature of Chemistry (1 semester)
Inorganic Chemistry, with physical chemistry prerequisite (1 semester)
Instrumental Analysis, with physical chemistry prerequisite (1 semester)
Biochemistry (1 semester)
Physical Chemistry (2 semesters)
Organic Chemistry, with laboratory (2 semesters)
Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1 semester)

  • Fluent in both written and spoken English

**If you lack these requirements, you may be able to fulfill them through additional coursework in the MS program.

Required Examinations

GRE

All entering graduate students, regardless of program, take a set of four entrance examinations designed to measure chemistry background. Students may take any individual examination more than once, but they are required to pass the entire set of examinations within one year of matriculation:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry or Biochemistry

Deadlines

  Fall Entry Spring Entry
Priority Review for ALL applicants March 1 October 1
Domestic Students August 1 October 1
International Students March 1 October 1

Chemistry, MS (non-thesis)

Application Process

First:

Apply online

Then:

  • Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended. If you attended USciences we will obtain this transcript for you.
  • Submit a 500-word personal statement explaining your short and long term study and career goals. personal statement may be submitted as part of application via the application portal, as an email enclosure, or sent separately via postal mail.
  • Submit resume or CV
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.

Prerequisites

  • BA or BS from an accredited university or college, or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate / first-professional degree program at the University
  • Present transfer credit, earn advanced placement credit by examination, or obtain credit in undergraduate courses in:

Calculus (2 semesters)
English composition (1 semester)
Analytical Chemistry (1 semester)
Literature of Chemistry (1 semester)
Inorganic Chemistry, with physical chemistry prerequisite (1 semester)
Instrumental Analysis, with physical chemistry prerequisite (1 semester)
Biochemistry (1 semester)
Physical Chemistry (2 semesters)
Organic Chemistry, with laboratory (2 semesters)
Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1 semester)

  • Fluent in both written and spoken English

Required Examinations

GRE

All entering graduate students, regardless of program, take a set of four entrance examinations designed to measure chemistry background. Students may take any individual examination more than once, but they are required to pass the entire set of examinations within one year of matriculation

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry or Biochemistry

Deadlines

  Fall Entry Spring Entry
Priority Review for ALL applicants March 1 October 1
Domestic Students August 1 October 1
International Students March 1 October 1

Chemistry, PhD

Application Process

First:

Apply online

Then:

  • Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended. If you attended USciences we will obtain this transcript for you.
  • Submit an 1000-word personal statement explaining your short and long term study and career goals. Also, please identify at least two of the program’s faculty whose research interests align most closely with yours. personal statement may be submitted as part of application via the application portal, as an email enclosure, or sent separately via postal mail.
  • Submit resume or CV
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.

Prerequisites

  • BA or BS from an accredited university or college, or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate / first-professional degree program at the University
  • Present transfer credit, earn advanced placement credit by examination, or obtain credit in undergraduate courses in:

Calculus (2 semesters)
English composition (1 semester)
Analytical Chemistry (1 semester)
Literature of Chemistry (1 semester)
Inorganic Chemistry, with physical chemistry prerequisite (1 semester)
Instrumental Analysis, with physical chemistry prerequisite (1 semester)
Biochemistry (1 semester)
Physical Chemistry (2 semesters)
Organic Chemistry, with laboratory (2 semesters)
Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1 semester)

  • Fluent in both written and spoken English

Required Examinations

GRE

All entering graduate students, regardless of program, take a set of four entrance examinations designed to measure chemistry background. Students may take any individual examination more than once, but they are required to pass the entire set of examinations within one year of matriculation.

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry or Biochemistry

Deadlines

  Fall Entry Spring Entry
Priority Review for ALL applicants March 1 October 1
Domestic Students August 1 October 1
International Students March 1 October 1

Contact:

Program Director
James R. McKee, PhD 

Address:

Office Location: Robert McNeil Graduate Study and Research Center Room 201
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8847

Email:

j.mckee@usciences.edu