Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Graduate Degree Offered: Ph.D.
Review of applications begins in January and continues until our class is full. Priority is given to early applications. Applicants are notified about acceptance and financial awards well before April 15th if their complete applications are in our office by February 1st. Applications received after February 1st are still eligible for acceptance if space is available. Although applications are accepted throughout the year, most offers are made during the spring and fall semester.
The Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required for application to the Chemistry graduate program. Theses scores must be recieved directly from ETS using the Montana State University
English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (90, with a minimum speaking component of 26), IELTS (level 7.0), or PTE (61), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived.
Please see our International Application Process page for a list of countries where the English proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International student.
Additional Admission Requirements
For additional required admission documents please see program website or view list
of requirements in the graduate application portal.
The faculty consider the Statement of Purpose to be among the most important parts of the application. The statement should describe your preparation for the program, academic interests, and professional goals. The most useful statements are those that present an intellectual portrait of the applicant, an account of the issues the applicant now finds engaging, and the program of study the candidate envisions for him/herself at MSU. This will be uploaded during your application process.