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How To Apply

To be admitted to graduate study in chemistry at the University of Georgia, a student must have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in Chemistry or a closely related field and should have a distinguished undergraduate record. Applications are accepted for Fall semester enrollment. Some special fellowship opportunities such as UGA Graduate School Assistantships and Presidential Fellowships require an application deadline of December 15. All applicants will automatically be considered for these special fellowships upon receipt of a completed application. Therefore, we suggest that the prospective student arrange for his or her application materials to arrive as early as possible. Please contact the Chemistry Graduate Program for additional information about these special fellowship opportunities. The Departmental Application Completion Deadline is January 31 and this is to guarantee your application will receive full consideration by the Departmental Admissions Committee. We will still review applications after that deadline, but we cannot guarantee full consideration if your application remains incomplete past that date. The contact information for the Department of Chemistry Graduate Program is provided below.

Chemistry Graduate Coordinator:  Prof. Jin Xie

Graduate Program Administrator/Assistant to the Graduate Coordinator: Amanda Cross

(706) 542-1936

Fax: (706) 542-9454


Department of Chemistry

University of Georgia

302 East Campus Road, Suite 1299B

Athens, GA 30602-2556


For inquiries on the Admissions Process and questions about paperwork, please contact the Graduate Program Administrator: (

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Georgia is committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and facilitating a sense of belonging for all students, faculty and staff. We seek to increase diversity in many forms, including but not limited to race and ethnicity, gender identity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disability status, national origin, political perspective, and religious beliefs. We have always recognized that diversity strengthens our program by creating positive learning outcomes as well as promoting creativity and innovation. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and we strive to support our students at all stages in their journey with us. For further resources and opportunities, visit the UGA Office of Institutional Diversity website.

Overview of the Application and Admissions Process

Required materials include:

  • Official GRE test scores are NOT REQUIRED for Fall 2024 admission. If you have taken the GRE, then they can be used as supplementary information. The UGA institutional code for Educational Testing Service (i.e., GRE and TOEFL reporting) is 5813.
  • Names and contact information (email addresses) for individuals providing letters of recommendation

    Application for admission to either the M.S. or Ph.D. graduate program in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Georgia must be completed through the University of Georgia Graduate School online application. The direct link to this site is at the bottom of this page. Most all application materials and information are submitted through this site (such as GRE scores and contact information for individuals providing letters of recommendation). The general requirements and procedures are described below. Highly detailed instructions, including country-specific instructions for international applicants, can be found on the Graduate School home page.

    Graduate admission decisions are made cooperatively between the Department of Chemistry and the Graduate School Office of Graduate Admissions. The Department of Chemistry makes recommendations to the Chemistry Graduate Program, and the Graduate School provides the final, official acceptance.

    Application Materials and Procedures

    Using the link at the bottom of this page, you can access the on-line application web site for the Graduate School at the University of Georgia. Here you will: 1) Create an account, 2) Read about the details of admissions policies and procedures, and 3) Apply (initiate, return to, and complete the application).

    You will provide the email addresses of your recommenders in the application process and they will receive a prompt via email to complete the reference letter.

  • Unofficial academic transcripts from each institution attended

    Electronic copy - uploaded as part of the online application. Students approved for admission will be asked to submit Official Transcripts to finalize their admission.
  • Statement of Purpose

    Electronic PDF or Word document - uploaded as part of the online application.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume

    Electronic PDF or Word document - uploaded as part of the online application.
  • A non-refundable processing fee of $75 for domestic applicants or $100 for international applicants

International applicants must also provide the following:

  • Official TOEFL iBT® or IELTS scores sent directly from the testing agencyTo expedite review, unofficial electronic scores can be uploaded as part of the online application, but official scores are required to finalize admission and release a decision on your file. More information regarding English proficiency requirement for international students can be found at English Language Proficiency Requirement - UGA Graduate School.

  • Certificate of Finances Form

    Only required if the applicant is accepted for admission.

Applicants are also encouraged to email any questions to the Department of Chemistry (

Below is the mailing address for the Graduate School Admissions Office:

Graduate Admissions

UGA Graduate School

210 South Jackson Street

Athens, GA  30602-1777


(For express mail, the phone number is (706) 542-1739)

Questions about Graduate School admissions and policies can be directed to the following:

Phone: (706) 425-3111, Fax: (706) 425-3095


Questions about Department of Chemistry admissions policies can be emailed to

You can now begin the on-line application process.

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Assistant to the Department Head: Donna Spotts, 706-542-1919 

Main office phone: 706-542-1919 

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Head of Chemistry: Prof. Jason Locklin