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Doctorate in Chemistry

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: February 1
Spring deadline: October 15

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 100 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 600 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 7 6 6 6 6

Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal Qauntitative Analytical
Prior to August 1, 2011 450 600 3.0-4.0
On or after August 1, 2011 150 150 3.0-4.0

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Chemistry Program

  • GRE scores
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose, which should include a summary of why you are interested in pursuing an advanced chemistry degree, a brief description of your previous research experiences, the specific area of chemistry you are interested in pursuing, and your future career goals and plans in the chemistry field.

Admission contact information

Jerry Brightwell
gradchem@missouri.edu
125 Chemistry
Columbia, MO 65211
573-884-6832