Graduate Admissions & Aid

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Being in the heart of Washington, D.C., means GW Chemistry students have unparalleled access to career-changing opportunities in governmental agencies, national laboratories, institutes and NGOs. On campus, graduate students enjoy the very best in lab research, technological tools and instruction for a balanced, personalized education.


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Application Requirements

Applicants to our MS and PhD programs must have completed the GRE test (waived for students with an MD, JD or PhD) and hold a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering that includes a background in the fundamental areas of chemistry. At a minimum, candidates must have completed

  • Two semesters of general chemistry
  • Two semesters of organic or inorganic chemistry
  • One semester of quantitative and/or instrumental analysis (recommended)

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Admissions: October 1 (MS and PhD programs)
  • Fall Admissions: April 1 (MS programs), January 15 (PhD program)


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Carly Filgueira with Dr. Houston Miller

Carly Filgueira

BS ’03
2018 Seminar Speaker

"Professor Houston Miller saw my passion and commitment for research and cultivated and supported it, encouraging me to continue on with an advanced degree."


Cost and Financial Aid

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"It was an easy decision. The atmosphere, the people, the discoveries ... the opportunities open for me. I can’t find this anywhere else."

Sylwia Stopka

MA ’17, PhD ’18
Vertes Research Team


Funding Opportunities

2 GW graduates


Current undergraduates can receive a discount on graduate study at GW.