The requirements for admission to the Tufts graduate PhD/MS chemistry program, include an undergraduate degree in chemistry (or related subject with appropriate chemistry courses), the exams as indicated below, and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants from non-English speaking countries. There are no specific requirements for grade point average (GPA) or GRE scores.
Evaluation of each application takes into consideration GRE scores, undergraduate grades and courses, and letters of recommendation from scientists acquainted with the applicant's academic and research records.
PLEASE NOTE: Since we accept students on a competitive basis with other applicants for that semester, it is not possible nor is it our policy to "pre-evaluate" applicants.
Applications for September enrollment should be submitted by January 15th, and for January enrollment by October 15 (September 15 for non-US residents). Applications received after these dates will be given consideration on a space available basis. No foreign applications will be considered after February 15th.
(1) The official/original Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general scores.
Due to breaches in ETS security, scores for computer-based GRE exams taken before 1-OCT-2002 in Hong Kong; Taiwan, China; and Korea, will NOT be accepted.
(2) Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended.
(3) Three letters of recommendation.
(4) Applicants whose undergraduate degree is not from a U.S. or Canadian institution must also submit a score for the GRE Subject Test in Chemistry. This exam is also recommended for U.S. and Canadian applicants who wish to provide a better indication of their knowledge of chemistry or who may not have had a rigorous or appropriate degree in chemistry.
(5) Applicants who are not from an English speaking country must also submit a score for the written Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) of 600 or higher (250 or higher for the computer-based version, 100 or higher for the Internet-based version). The TOEFL and GRE exams should be taken in October or December to ensure receipt of the official scores prior to the application deadline.
All applications for admissions to the Chemistry Graduate program must use the Office of Graduate Studies on-line application system.
If you have any questions please contact the Office of Graduate Studies
Please note that application materials must be sent DIRECTLY to the Tufts Graduate and Professional Studies Office. Please DO NOT send application materials to the Chemistry Department as this will only delay your application. Please also note that all application materials are destroyed unless the $70 application fee is received within 60 days of the application.
VISITS (PhD Applicants Only):
Before application or acceptance, informal arrangements for a visit can best be made directly through individual faculty members whose research may be of interest to you. After acceptance, the department office can arrange for a meeting with several faculty members, lunch with current graduate students, and for partial reimbursement of travel expenses (up to $200 for students outside the New England area and $50 from within)
If you have any other questions about the Chemistry Graduate Program contact:
Department of Chemistry
Medford, MA 02155 617-627-2649