Graduate Programs Admission
Admission to both the Chemistry MS and PhD programs is based on selective evaluation of formal applications. The Graduate Application Form may be obtained online.
Apply online for our graduate program. There is currently no application fee.
Admission begins when completed applications are received and will continue until the required class size is met. It is recommended that interested applicants apply as early as possible.
Graduate Application Checklist
Completed applications include official transcripts of the student's total record in higher education and at least three letters of recommendation from superiors in science. A bachelors degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field is required for admission to the PhD program, with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or class ranking in the upper third.
All applicants are requested to provide the department with a report of their grades on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The Advanced Chemistry test is now mandatory.
International applicants must have their official scores submitted from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable scores for admission to the School of Graduate Studies are:
The Case Western Reserve University Code is 1105 and the Chemistry Code is 0000 for the GRE and TOEFL.
Hobson's Online Application Checklist
- Application Form (online)
- Official Transcript(s)
(must be mailed in a sealed envelope to the address below)
Graduate Admissions Committee Department of Chemistry Case Western Reserve University 2080 Adelbert Road, 212 Clapp Hall Cleveland, OH 44106-7078 USA
- Recommendation Letters (3) (online)
- Recommendation Forms (3)
(by each evaluator, online)
- Statement of Objectives (online)
- Résumé (online)
- GRE score report*
- TOEFL score report*
* ETS sends the reports directly to the School of Graduate Studies using code 1105. The Graduate Admissions Committee will review your application folder when complete.
The Department of Chemistry does not have a code.
Financial Support and Special Awards
The Department of Chemistry supports PhD students through a combination of teaching and research assistantships at a competitive stipend level. This support continues on an annual basis provided the student makes satisfactory progress toward the PhD degree. Research fellowships are funded by research grants and contracts awarded to faculty.
The department gives cash prizes and certificates annually to graduate students who have served with special distinction as teaching assistants.
FINANCIAL AID IS OFFERED ONLY TO THOSE STUDENTS ENTERING THE PhD PROGRAM
THERE IS NO FINANCIAL AID FOR THE MS DEGREE
Page last updated 2013-05-14