Chemistry, MS & PhD

Applications for full-time study should be completed by January 31st for entry the following fall semester to ensure complete consideration for 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.

University Code: 1325

Application Process

Graduate Application Form: Complete the application online or download the application pdf file and mail it to the address below.

Letters of Recommendation: We require three letters of recommendation from people familiar with you and your student and/or professional career. (See recommended letter format pdf file) Letters on letterhead are also acceptable.

Transcripts: One original copy of the official transcript(s) of all previous university work is required. All degrees awarded should be documented. A list of university courses and their titles that do not appear on the transcript(s) should also be sent to us.

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 mailed directly to us from Educational Testing Service.

TOEFL: Foreign students must take the TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum scores required for admission are 79 (TOEFL internet-based test); 213 (TOEFL computer-based test); or 6.5 (IELTS).

Application Fee: An application fee will be charged which may be paid by credit or debit card.

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 pdf file.”

Note: Fall semester deadline to be considered for a Fellowship or a Teaching Assistantship is March 15th. In addition University Fellowships are available. Those have an earlier deadline of January 15th. 

Applications, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and exam scores should be mailed to:

Graduate Admissions Committee
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
402 North Blackford Street, LD 326
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3274

Graduate Continuing Non-Degree (GCND) Students

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 non-degree student may be counted toward a degree program.