Frequently Asked Questions
What are the minimum requirements for Admission?
Documentation needed with your completed online application through applynow.usu.edu.
General Admission Requirements:
- Statement of PurposeResume or CV
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- Official Transcripts and Degree Certifications from all institutions attended*
- GPA 3.0 or higher for the terms that include your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
- The GRE is NOT required for admission to the program
Unofficial copies of international transcripts are accepted for the initial review of an application (send them to firstname.lastname@example.org). If admitted, official copies are required.
What are the language requirements for foreign students?
If you have citizenship in the United States, Canada (except Quebec), United Kingdom, New Zealand or Australia and English is your native language, you will not be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. If you have an undergraduate degree, with attendance of at least two years, from an institution in one of these countries in which English is the language of instruction (United States, Canada (except Quebec), United Kingdom, New Zealand or Australia), you will not be required to provide additional evidence of English proficiency. International applicants who do not meet this criteria must take one of the following tests.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Minimum required score for Internet-based test 79. Minimum required score for paper-based tests 59
International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS)
minimum required scores: 6.0 overall (and a minimum scores of 5 on each subscale)
How do I submit my application?
Online applications are submitted through applynow.usu.edu. First, create an account and electronically submit all needed documentation. Letters of recommendation are submitted to the recommender electronically from the applicant. Transcripts can be sent electronically from your institution to Utah State University by requesting your institution to send them to email@example.com.
All materials do not have to be submitted at the same time. When the application fee is paid the application is submitted to the School of Graduate Studies and will be processed. The department Graduate Program Coordinator will also be notified that your application is ready for review. The department will review applications as they are referred to the department.
When is my application due?
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for Fall 2022. Completed applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received until February 15, 2022 or until all Fall 2022 positions have been filled.
The Department may cover the application fee cost for exceptionally competitive applicants. Please send a copy of your resume/CV and transcript to Cindy Weatbrook (firstname.lastname@example.org) for consideration.
Where can I find more information about the graduate programs in Chemistry & Biochemistry at Utah State University?
What financial support is offered?
The department offers financial support to students in the form of teaching assistantships and research assistantships. All applications for admission to the Graduate School constitute an application for financial assistance; it is not necessary to file a separate request. The current support package includes:
- $25,575 annual assistantship salary
- Full cost of tuition (up to $15,900 a year)
- 80% of health insurance premiums
- $1,000 one-time signing bonus
Other scholarships are available through Utah State University. Students are notified via their student email account when applications are available.
What if I have other questions?
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our graduate programs or the application process. Feel free to contact Cindy Weatbrook at email@example.com or 435-797-1618.