The Department of Chemistry eagerly accepts applications from students seeking a Ph.D. degree. While a research-based M.S. degree is offered, students applying to the Ph.D. program have the highest priority for admission. We also offer a coursework M.S. degree for researchers in academia or industry who wish to continue their education.

If you have questions about the admission process, please visit our FAQ page. If your question cannot be found on the FAQ page, or if you want additional information about any of our programs, use the contact form.

Departmental review of fall applications will begin on January 1st. Applications will be considered for admission until July 15th for domestic applicants and February 15th for international applicants.

Departmental review of spring applications will begin on August 1st. Applications will be considered for admission until November 1st for domestic applicants and August 15th for international applicants.

To Apply:

The application processes are managed entirely by the UK Graduate School with a system called ApplyYourself. Click here to find details regarding the online application. All materials should be submitted through this web application.  Please note, while the department cannot waive Graduate School application fees, you can check your eligibility before applying to determine if you are eligible for admission. Additionally, you may contact the Graduate Recruiting Committee to inquire if professors are accepting students in the semestser for which you are applying.

Should you experience any technical problems with ApplyYourself, please direct your question to the Graduate School.

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