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Application Information

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application! For questions during or after submitting your application, please contact us.

Admissions Requirements

  • Graduation with a recognized four-year degree.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • International students: TOEFL score around 620 (paper-based), 260 (computer-based) or 105 (Internet-based).

Application Process

Note: Application fee to the University of Utah is covered by the Chemistry Department - you should not pay the application fee on the Graduate Admissions page.

Apply using the University of Utah Graduate Admissions Application. Follow the instructions on the application site to submit the following:

  • original transcripts;
  • three letters of recommendation (at least one from a faculty member in the college or university you attended);
  • GRE (general) scores;
  • statement of purpose;
  • CV;
  • TOEFL scores, (only for international students who did not complete a degree in the US.)

Make sure you specify your research area of interest and at least three professors whose research interests you.

Application and Acceptance Dates

For priority consideration, completed applications should be received by December 15. Applications received after that date and until February 1 will be reviewed in an ongoing basis.

By agreement with other U.S. universities, we ask that you make your decision to accept our chemistry graduate offer by April 15. In order to accept our offer simply send an email to that effect to Jo Vallejo.

Financial Assistance

All Ph.D students in good academic standing are guaranteed five years of financial support, either as a Teaching Assistant or as a Research Assistant.

Most first year graduate students are granted teaching fellowships that provide an annual stipend and a tuition waiver.

In addition, the Chemistry Department will provide a basic health insurance plan to students who are not otherwise covered by a policy.

Contact the Graduate Admissions/Education Office

For all questions related to graduate admissions, please, contact:

Jo Vallejo (Graduate Program Coordinator):
Eden Wolfgramm (Graduate Program Assistant):

Mailing address:
University of Utah
Department of Chemistry
Attn: Graduate Admissions Office
315 S 1400 E Rm. 4404 HEB
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0850

Phone: 801-581-4393 or 800-444-8638 ext. 14393
Fax: 801-581-5408

Last Updated: 3/10/19