Admissions

Applying to the Chemistry Graduate Program at UW-Madison

Contact: Dr. Arrietta Clauss, Director of Graduate Student Services, gradadm@chem.wisc.edu
Phone: 608.262.0363, Toll-free: 888.997.2436, Fax: 608.265.0517

Application Deadlines

  • For Fall 2017 admission and fellowship consideration: December 15, 2016.

To accept or decline your admission to the Department of Chemistry once you have been admitted, please fill out the admissions response form.

Admission Guide

Step 1: Graduate paths - Learn about the six 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)

  • If you meet all prescreening requirements, proceed to Part 3.
  • If you do not meet all prescreening requirements, do not proceed to Part 3; instead, stop at Part 2 and submit a special consideration email form if appropriate. Our graduate student services coordinator will respond to your special consideration email form; she may recommend that you proceed to Part 3 and apply even if you do not meet all prescreening requirements.

Step 3: How to Apply - If you met all the typical qualifications for admission, or if you have submitted a special consideration form and have been advised to apply to our graduate program, 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". Decisons should be made by April 15.

Please refer to the following pages for answers to general questions about our graduate program: