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Graduate Program

Application Forms & Requirements: International Students

Application Deadlines

Review of completed applications begins January 15th each year and continues until all positions are filled. Application by February 1st is strongly encouraged. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Later applications will be considered through March 15th so long as positions remain available. Applications completed by February 1st may be considered for University Fellowships.

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application: Online Application
  • Official Transcript (You may upload unofficial copies of transcripts to expedite review of your application. Please supply one transcript for each college/university attended.)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official GRE Score from ETS (General Test) - Institution code 2823 (A GRE verbal score of at least 152 (old grading scale: at least 475) 
  • Official TOEFL Score from ETS - Institution code 2823 (To be competitive, a TOEFL score of 95 or higher (ibt) is recommended; a speak score of at least 22 is required.)
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Application Fee: $75

It is expected that applicants will receive a bachelors degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field (with appropriate coursework in chemistry) prior to beginning the graduate program in chemistry.

International Applicants for the M.S. degree must provide proof of financial support.

Address correspondence to:

Enrollment Management Processing Center
Syracuse University
Graduate Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 35060
Syracuse, New York 13235-5060

Notification of Admission

You will be notified of a decision on you application as soon as possible. Our department reviews completed application only, unless special circumstances occur. Normally, you will receive a decision regarding your application between February through April for fall admission.