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Graduate Program Application Instructions
The degrees are conferred through the Purdue University system, and entering students must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Graduate School of Purdue University and departmental requirements.
The prospective student should have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, show promise of ability to engage in advanced work, and have adequate preparation—at least 35 credit hours of chemistry broadly representative of the fields of the discipline—in a chemistry curriculum. The GRE exam is required for all applicants.
Complete the IUPUI Online Application: An application fee will be charged which may be paid by credit or debit card. Please be sure to complete the Personal Statement regarding your goals and plans for your professional career in the on-line application. An application fee will be charged which may be paid by credit or debit card. Complete the IUPUI Graduate Student Application Now.
Mail the following required application materials to the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology:
Graduate Admissions Committee
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis
402 N. Blackford Street, LD 326
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3274
Transcripts: One original copy of the official transcript(s) of all previous university work is required. Please arrange for official hard copies to be sent to the department in care of Graduate Admissions. All degrees awarded should be documented. A list of university courses and their titles which do not appear on the transcript(s) should also be sent to the department.
Letters of Recommendation: We require three letters of recommendation from people familiar with you and your student and/or professional career. If you have completed the online University application and have listed contact information for your recommenders they will receive an automatic letter request through which they can submit their letter. You will not need to request mailed hard copies. In lieu of that, letters on letterhead are also acceptable (see recommended letter format) and should be mailed to the department in care of Graduate Admissions.
GRE: All students are required to take the Graduate Record Examination general test; the chemistry exam is not required but will be considered if a score is submitted. Please have the documentation of your score sent directly to IUPUI from the Educational Testing Service using the University Code 1325.
TOEFL: International students must take the TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum scores required for admission to the IUPUI are 79 (TOEFL ibt) or 6.5 (IELTS.) The Dept. of Chemistry requires a minimum score of 106 TOEFL. The department will consider applications that meet the minimum university score. Please have the documentation of your score sent directly to IUPUI from the Educational Testing Service using the University Code 1325.
Fellowships & Assistantship : If you are interested in applying for a fellowship, please download and mail to us the form: ”Release of Confidential Information to the University Fellowship Subcommittee.”
Deadline for Applications: Applications for full-time study should be completed by January 15 for entry in the following fall semester to ensure complete consideration for departmental fellowships and other financial support. Late applications will be considered only if full-time positions are available. Applications for part-time graduate admission may be submitted up to two months prior to the intended starting date.
Graduate Continuing Non-Degree (GCND) students who wish to enroll in courses, though not necessarily in a degree program, should contact the IUPUI Graduate Office. Students should be aware that no more than 12 credit hours earned as a nondegree student may be counted toward a degree program.