- Complete the online application.
- A 300-500 word Personal Statement regarding your current goals, plans for your professional career, and reasons for selecting a field of study. This can be uploaded when applying online.
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your ability to do scholarly work. Select three persons who are familiar with your academic abilities and potential and ask each to complete one of the recommendation forms. (We suggest that you follow up with your letter writers approximately two weeks after you ask them to write. Admission decisions are often delayed solely due to missing reference letters.)
- A list stating your teaching, research, and/or industrial experiences; a publications list, if available; and any college or professional honors and awards. You may attach a resume if you like. Be sure to include your name on any attachments.
- One copy of the official transcript(s) of all previous college and university work, documenting each course taken and all degrees awarded. (Applicants must submit an official transcript from each college and university attended. An official transcript bears the original signature of the registrar and/or the original seal of the issuing institution. Transcripts should be mailed directly by a registrar to the program to which the application is being sent or given to the applicant by the registrar in a sealed and signed envelope and then submitted to the graduate program by the applicant along with the other application materials.)
- Graduation from a recognized four-year college, university, or institute of technology.
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- The general section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. GRE scores must be submitted via ETS in order to be official. At this time the subject section of the Graduate Record Examination is not required, however if time permits we do suggest that you take this exam. Please be aware that we are only able to accept offical copies of your GRE from ETS.
- $55 application fee. You will pay this fee at the time you submit your online application.
- NOTE: Students transferring from another university or program will additionally require a letter of recommendation from their current faculty advisor.
- We will process your application only after the online application has been submitted and supporting materials are received. Domestic student applications must be received by the Graduate Office no later than December 15. All supporting documents must be received in the Graduate Office by January 1.
Complete the online application, then send all supporting materials to:
Department of Chemistry
Chemistry Building Room C131
800 E Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7102
Phone: (812) 855-2069; (800) 227-2158 (US only)
Fax: (812) 855-8385
We will process your application only after the online application has been submitted and supporting materials are received.
Social Security Numbers
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 and Indiana Code 4-1-8, applicants for admission and enrolled students are advised that the requested disclosure of their Social Security numbers is voluntary. Students who do not provide the University with their Social Security number will be assigned a special nine-digit number. This number or the Social Security number will be used: a) to identify such student records as applications for admission, registration and course enrollment documents, grade reports, transcript requests, certification requests, and permanent academic records; and b) to determine eligibility, certify school attendance, and report student status. A student who wishes to apply for federal or state grants, loans, or other financial aid programs is required to supply a Social Security number. No student's Social Security number will be disclosed to individuals or agencies outside Indiana University except in accordance with the Indiana University Policy on Student Records.