Many Voices, One Princeton

The Princeton University Department of Chemistry is committed to providing an open and supportive learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff. As a community, we respect the dignity, individuality, and freedom of each member. At the same time, we strive to be a place where individuals and groups learn with and from each other. We aim to foster a sense of shared experience and common purpose, along with a collective responsibility for each other's well-being and for the well-being of the department as a whole. Click for the Department of Chemistry's extended diversity statement.



Application Window Opens:


DECEMBER 1, 2022


Admission Decision:






Please refer to Applying to Princeton for the authoritative requirements for admission to all graduate programs at Princeton University, including the Department of Chemistry.



Specific requirements for application to the Department of Chemistry may be found on the Chemistry Field of Study page.



Ultimately, all prospective graduate student must apply through the university's Online Graduate School Application.


Upon receiving applications from the Graduate School, the Department of Chemistry's 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.


Further Details and Fine Print...



The submission of GRE subject and general test scores is strongly recommended but not required. There are no minimum test score requirements for admission. If submitted, 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 program manager, Meredith LaSalle-Tarantin, 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.



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 for more information on fee waivers. 



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 for more information about financial support, policies and rates.



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.


Graduate Program Who's Who:

Meredith LaSalle-Tarantin, Graduate Program Administrator

Meredith LaSalle-Tarantin
Graduate Program Manager

Contact Meredith for all graduate program and admissions questions.

Susan VanderKam, Manager of Diversity Initiatives

Susan VanderKam
Manager of Diversity Initiatives

You may have already met Susan at a conference. Contact Susan for questions about diversity initiatives and resources.

Erik Sorensen, Director of Graduate Studies

Erik Sorensen
Arthur Allan Patchett Professor in Organic Chemistry, Professor of Chemistry
Director of Graduate Studies