Frequently Asked Questions
- Students wishing to apply for the Ph.D. program in Chemistry must hold at least a Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution with a major in chemistry or in a closely related discipline.
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts from all institutes of higher education attended
- Official copies of GRE and TOEFL scores
- The essay should demonstrate why you want to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry. What sorts of chemistry do you find interesting? Why Wesleyan?
- There is no minimum
- The TOEFL exam is preferable but any objective evidence of English proficiency may be acceptable.
- There are not GPA requirements.
- We do not have a “minimum” GRE requirement. Admission is offered on the basis of a number of criteria, the GRE scores being one of them
- The GRE exam in advanced chemistry is not required but always welcome
- Occasionally. Apply and we will let you know if a vacancy exists at that time.
- Rolling. Submit as early as possible for the best chance of admissions
- Please note that most applications come in between December and February. The admissions committee will begin looking at candidates around January 15th.
- Yes. All students are supported, either as teaching or research assistants.
- There is no application fee.
- You do, we do not follow up with the faculty you put on your application it is your responsibility to make sure everything is received in the department.
- There is no standardized form, they can send a letter or e-mail to the chemistry office graduate student coordinator. They can send it via e-mail or snail mail. **if they choose to send it via e-mail it cannot come from a "yahoo" or "gmail" type address, it MUST come from a work or school address.