Graduate Student Admissions and Financial Aid

A number of financial aid packages are available each semester. Most of these are Graduate Teaching Assistantship/University Fellowship Packages which include both a stipend to cover living expenses and full tuition (18 credit hours per year). A number of other fellowship packages are available for especially talented applicants. Deadlines for applying to the PhD program are Oct. 15 for Spring semester admission and Jan. 5 for Fall admission. For the M.S. program, the Fall admission deadline is April 1.

For more information, and to request information, please go to the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences page. General information about the university and a link to the on-line application form are available there.

If you wish to receive information from the department as well as graduate admission material, leave your name, address, phone number, and electronic mail address in a message to the Department of Chemistry

Free Departmental On-Line Pre-application Procedure for Qualified Domestic Students:

If you are a student who

  • has received or expect to receive a degree in Chemistry from a four year college in the United States
  • has a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • has taken the General GRE examination

If you complete a simple on-line form, we will contact you within the week. We will notify you of your admissibility and indicate what financial resources we will recommend for you. Upon indication of your continued interest in our program, we will pay the $75 application fee when you submit your online application to the the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences graduate admissions office for processing.

International Students

A minimum score of 100 is required on the internet-based TOEFL (600 for the paper-based).

Visiting George Washington University

If you would like to learn more about the Graduate Program in Chemistry at the George Washington University, we encourage you to visit during one of our "open houses". This visit will let you spend the day meeting our faculty & graduate students, learning about their research and seeing our facilities. If you are interested in attending one of these open houses please call or email the chemistry office for further information.

Phone: 202-994-6121

Graduate Financial Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Direct Stafford, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS, and private alternative loans to students who have been admitted to one of our graduate degree or approved graduate certificate programs. Visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance in the ground floor of the Marvin Center to learn more.

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