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Applying to the Chemistry Graduate PhD/MS Program at UW-Madison

(UW-Madison is primly a PhD program; however, students are admitted to the MS program if they are in the military or work for a local company. Both programs follow the same application procedure.) Application details below.


Applying to the Bridge to the Doctorate Program

(This is a 21-month post-baccalaureate program aimed at increasing the number of students from under-represented minority groups who complete the Ph.D. degree in chemistry.) Program information and application details are available here.


Application Deadlines for PhD/MS

  • For Fall 2021 admission and fellowship consideration: September 2 - December 1, 2020. 
Admission Guide for PhD/MS

Step 1: Graduate paths - Learn about the seven graduate paths, or areas of specialization. You will be asked to indicate the path of greatest interest on the application.

Step 2: Typical qualifications for graduate program admission (includes degree, GPA, English proficiency, and GRE requirements for application to the department)

Step 3: How to Apply - If you met the typical qualifications for admission, then view the eight steps to a complete application for admission to our graduate program.

Step 4. How to Accept Offer - If you have received an offer and reached a decision, please fill out the "Admissions Response Form". Decisions should be made by April 15.

Answers to General Questions about our Graduate PhD/MS Programs:
Contact Information 

Contact: Dr. Arrietta Clauss, Graduate Program Director,
Phone: 608.262.0363, Toll-free: 888.997.2436, Fax: 608.265.0517