Apply - Ph.D.



Important Dates

  • Application Deadline:
    • Applications should be submitted by the first week of January for the upcoming Fall semester.
    • Submission of late applications may be considered subject to availability of positions and funding.
  • Admission Timeline:
    • Except under unusual circumstances, due to the structure of the program the department does not offer admissions during the Spring and Summer semesters.

Steps to Apply

Step One: GRE

Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • GRE scores must be no more than five years old.
  • Request that the testing agency send your scores directly to KU Office of Graduate Studies using the following codes:
    • Institution Code: R6871
  • Photocopies of student score reports are not permissible as official reports.

Step Two: English Proficiency

(Non-Native English Speakers only)

Students who are non-native English speakers, must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and listening in English via the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test.

  • These may not be required if you have completed a degree in an English-speaking country.
  • See KU's English Proficiency Requirements for detailed information, including minimum score requirements.
  • Request that the testing agency send your scores directly to KU (Code: 6871-47)

Step Three: Apply

Fees

Application Fees: Domestic Students $65 | International Students: $85

Application Fee Waiver  - The department is not able to offer fee waivers of any kind. If you need assistance covering the cost of the various fees for exams, please see ETS GRE® Fee Reduction Program.

What You Will Need to Complete the Application

To complete and submit the online KU Graduate Application for a degree in KU Pharmaceutical Chemistry, you will need the following information:

1. Transcripts
  • Be prepared to submit a copy of of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts online as part of your KU Graduate Application. The online (unofficial) copy can be used during initial consideration.
  • If you are accepted into the KU Pharmaceutical Chemistry program, you will be required to have official copies of your transcripts sent directly to KU from your institution.
    • Via Mail:
      Transcripts must be sent directly from your institution in a sealed envelope to:
      • KU Graduate Admissions
        KU Visitor Center
        1502 Iowa Street
        Lawrence, KS 66045
    • Electronically:
      If your institution offers a secure electronic transcript delivery service, you may have your transcripts sent to graduateadm@ku.edu.
    • IMPORTANT: Do not email your transcripts directly. Transcripts contain confidential information. Email is not a secure method of file transfer.
  • For more guidance on transcripts from non-U.S. institutions, see KU International Admissions.
  • You are welcome to have your official transcripts sent directly to KU at any time.
2. GRE Scores
  • Request that the testing agency send your scores directly to KU Office of Graduate Studies (Institution Code: R6871).
  • GRE scores must be no more than five years old.
3. Resume/Curriculum Vita (CV)
  • Be prepared to upload a copy of your resume or curriculum vita (CV).
  • Include details of previous educational and research experience (if applicable).
4. Personal Statement

Be prepared to upload a brief personal statement (1 – 1.5 pages) to help us understand why you are interested in graduate school and more specifically why you have selected our department.

5. Letters of Recommendation
  • Be prepared to enter the names and emails of three individuals, preferably professors or direct supervisors, who can provide a recommendation on your behalf.
  • Select people who you believe are the most qualified to comment on your potential to succeed in graduate studies in our department.
  • The individuals you identify will receive instructions via email to submit their recommendation.
  • Recommendation requests may be submitted through the application before the application is fully submitted, or at the time of submission.
  • Recommendations received on your behalf prior to application submission will link to your application when it is submitted.
  • If a reference is unable to submit their letter online, please have them email their letter directly to pharmchem@ku.edu.
  • The department will only accept recommendation letters that are sent directly from the reference, letters received from the application will not be accepted.
6. English Proficiency Scores

Non-Native English Speakers Only

  • Students who are non-native English speakers, must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and listening in English via the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test.
  • Request that your testing agency send your official scores directly to KU (Code: 6871-47)

Selection Process

  • All information must be delivered to us before we can begin to consider your application.
  • Applications are evaluated based on GPA, research or employment experience, GRE scores, English-proficiency test scores (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, PTE) if applicable, personal statement, and the letters of recommendation etc.
  • Short-listed applicants, if residing in the United States, are invited for a campus interview. Those not residing in the United States are interviewed by Skype/phone.

Upon Acceptance

Official Transcripts

Upon acceptance to a KU Pharmaceutical Chemistry program, if you have not already done so, you will need to have copies of your official transcripts sent directly to:

  • Via Mail:
    Transcripts must be sent directly from your institution in a sealed envelope to:
    • KU Graduate Admissions
      KU Visitor Center
      1502 Iowa Street
      Lawrence, KS 66045
       
  • Electronically:
    If your institution offers a secure electronic transcript delivery service, you may have your transcripts sent to graduateadm@ku.edu.
     
  • IMPORTANT: Do not email your transcripts directly. Transcripts contain confidential information. Email is not a secure method of file transfer.

- Include all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.


Financial Resources Statement - International Students Only

KU International Support Services might contact you to request a financial resources statement as part of the process to attain necessary visa documentation.

Questions?

John Stobaugh
Director of Graduate Studies
stobaugh@ku.edu
785-864-3996

Graduate Student Application
Michelle Huslig
Program Coordinator
mrhuslig@ku.edu
785-864-4495

KU Graduate Studies
graduateadm@ku.edu
785-864-3140