Prospective Students

The Department of Chemistry encourages applications from students representing diverse academic backgrounds. Applications are accepted only in the fall of each year for admission the following September. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2014

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The Department Admissions Review Committee reviews each application in a holistic fashion considering all aspects of the application file including prior research and coursework, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores. 

To be considered for admission, you must submit the following to the Graduate School:

  • Online application including a personal research statement (available beginning early September) 
  • Transcript: scanned version of transcript obtained through your undergraduate institution – an unofficial transcript is all that is required with your application
  • Official GRE General and GRE Subject Test scores from ETS (use Code 2672). Subject test scores in chemistry, physics or Biochemistry are acceptable as best suit your area of interest.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores for students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in a country where English is the official language (use Code 2672).
  • Three letters of recommendation

 

STANDARDIZED SCORES

There are no minimum test score requirements for admission. The standardized scores are reviewed as part of the applicant’s portfolio by the faculty review committee. 

Please note that some November GRE test results might not be officially submitted by ETS until after the December 1 deadline. You may self-report the test results to our graduate administrator, Meghan Krause, by email as soon as you have them. The November results are usually received by the Graduate School by mid-December allowing sufficient time for the official report to be confirmed by the admissions committee.

 

FEE WAIVER

The application fee is established and managed by the Graduate School. The department cannot grant a fee waiver. Only requests from U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be considered for a fee waiver.

Click here for more information on fee waivers. 

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

All students receive full financial support for the length of their course of study funded through fellowship, teaching and advisor support. This support is not a loan and does not require repayment. Students are provided tuition, health insurance and a stipend for housing and living expenses.  

Click here for more information about financial support, policies and rates. 

 

HOUSING 

Princeton offers many options for graduate student housing both on and off campus. Over 70 percent of enrolled graduate students live in on-campus Graduate Housing while pursuing their advanced degree. All incoming students are guaranteed housing in their first year and should expect to retain the option for continued on-campus graduate housing for the first three years of study. Housing options include dormitory style living in the Graduate College and apartment living in several complexes. Students may apply for housing that they will share with their spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependents. 

To explore Graduate Student Housing options and on-campus rates, click here. 

 

ADMISSIONS DECISIONS AND CAMPUS VISIT

Admissions decisions are shared by February 1st. Official campus visits for accepted students are held in February and March. An invitation to attend one of our Visiting Weekends will be sent to all accepted students.