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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry

You must apply directly to the Graduate School at Washington State University to enter graduate studies in the Department of Chemistry.

Accepting PhD applications

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Be prepared to submit the following items:
  1. Transcripts from each post-secondary school attended (photocopies are acceptable for the initial application), official transcripts are required for official admission to WSU
  2. Names and email addresses of three people who are willing to write letters of recommendation for you
  3. GRE Scores (General Test Required; Subject optional)
  4. International Students (English Proficiency Requirements)
  5. A personal statement describing your motivations for graduate study towards a Ph.D, include research and faculty interests.  Please include a description of any previous research experience, if any.
  6. Curriculum Vitae/Resume (optional)

More information may be found at Frequently Asked Questions.

For further information, please contact Stacie Olsen-Wilkes at or by phone at 509-335-0946.

Applications submitted before January 10th through February 1st will have priority consideration, but applications submitted between February 1st and June 30th may also be considered for fall enrollment.

Applicants with prior research experience will be given special consideration.

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