Graduate Admissions & Aid

Chemistry Student looking at a test tube

 

 

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.

 

 


How to Apply

Applicants to our MS and PhD Chemistry 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.  Applicants do not need to be a chemistry major to be admitted; however, at a minimum, candidates must have completed

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

Applicants to our MS in Environmental and Green Chemistry do not require the GRE, it is recommended but not required.  For international students a minimum TOEFL score of 100 is required.  An applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering that includes a background in the fundamental areas of chemistry.  Two letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose and an academic writing sample are required.  Applicants do not need to be a chemistry major to be admitted; however,  at a minimum, candidates must have completed

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

View Complete Requirements

Application Deadlines

MS Chemistry

MS Environmental and Green Chemistry

  • Fall Admissions: April 1; however, if you would like to be considered for merit funding you should apply by February 1.
  • There are not Spring Admissions for the MS in Environmental and Green Chemistry Program
  • Any Admissions or application questions can be sent to [email protected] or [email protected]

PhD Chemistry

  • Fall Admissions:  December 15, but will accept late applications if space is available. 
  • Spring Admissions: October 1 
  • Any Admissions or application questions can be sent to [email protected] or [email protected]

Online Pre-application Form for Domestic and International Students

If you are a student who has received or expect to receive a degree in chemistry from a four-year college (or the international equivalent) and has a 3.0 or higher GPA we want to hear from youPlease complete our simple online form. We will contact you soon with information about our department and application details. Application fees can be waived for selected applicants.

 


"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 Resources

Graduate tuition is charged per credit hour. For detailed cost information, visit the Student Accounts Office website.