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: Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry or Biochemistry. 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. American Chemical Society Entrance Examinations must be scheduled prior to the start of the first semester and are used to determine the student’s level of understanding from undergraduate courses.  The best way to prepare for the exams is to review your undergraduate course materials. The passing percentile for the examinations is 50%, and students must successfully complete each exam to remain in the Chemistry program, OR students may opt to take one or all of these courses at the undergraduate level at USciences, as assigned by Dr. Mckee, and earn a “B-” or better.

 

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: Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry or Biochemistry. 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. American Chemical Society Entrance Examinations must be scheduled prior to the start of the first semester and are used to determine the student’s level of understanding from undergraduate courses.  The best way to prepare for the exams is to review your undergraduate course materials. The passing percentile for the examinations is 50%, and students must successfully complete each exam to remain in the Chemistry program, OR students may opt to take one or all of these courses at the undergraduate level at USciences, as assigned by Dr. Mckee, and earn a “B-” or better.

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: Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry or Biochemistry. 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. American Chemical Society Entrance Examinations must be scheduled prior to the start of the first semester and are used to determine the student’s level of understanding from undergraduate courses.  The best way to prepare for the exams is to review your undergraduate course materials. The passing percentile for the examinations is 50%, and students must successfully complete each exam to remain in the Chemistry program, OR students may opt to take one or all of these courses at the undergraduate level at USciences, as assigned by Dr. Mckee, and earn a “B-” or better.

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:

James R. McKee, PhD
Program Director

Office Location:

Robert McNeil Graduate Study and Research Center, Room 201

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8847

Email:

j.mckee@usciences.edu