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Ph.D. Program

Admissions Requirements

Students with a bachelor level degree or a master’s degree in chemistry, pharmacy, the biological sciences, material sciences, chemical engineering or related disciplines are encouraged to seek admission to our program. Except under unusual circumstances, we review and accept candidates for admission into the fall semester only. All information must be delivered to us before we can begin to consider your application.

Required Application Materials

1) GRE examination results (not more than five years old) sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies from the ETS. Photocopies of student score reports are not permissible as official reports. The institution code for the University of Kansas is R6871. The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry’s code is R0305.

2) English Proficiency Exam (TOEFL/IELTS) results if applicable. For more specific information on minimum proficiencies, submitting your report, and other general information please visit KU Graduate Admissions - English Proficiency Requirements. The TOEFL code is 47.

3) Official transcripts from all universities/institutions in which the applicant has studied. These should be attached to your online application.

4) The online application to graduate school.

5) The application processing fee (amount varies).

6) A brief personal statement (about one page or so) to help us understand why you are interested in graduate school and more specifically why you have selected our department. This should be attached to your online application.

7) An updated copy of your resume, which should include your educational and research experiences (if applicable).  Attach this to your online application.

8) Three letters of recommendation from people who you believe are the most qualified in commenting on your potential to succeed in graduate studies in our Department. PLEASE NOTE: These letters are to be submitted on-line (along with the recommendation form) and each reviewer will be sent directions for doing so upon the submission of the application.  

Applications should be submitted by the first week of January for the upcoming Fall semester.  Due to the structure of the program the department does not offer admissions during the Spring and Summer semesters.


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