The requirements for admission to the graduate program in chemistry are outlined below.

  • Baccalaureate in chemistry.
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 (B), both overall and in chemistry.
  • Two letters of recommendation. These letters should be submitted directly from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic background.
  • Statement of goals and research interests. Briefly narrate in one typed page your reasons for going to graduate school, why you are interested in pursuing graduate work in chemistry or to study a particular area of chemistry. Describe what your future goals are after receiving a graduate degree in chemistry.
  • Applicants are required to submit their general GRE score.
  • TOEFL scores (for non-native speakers of English). The graduate school requires that scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) be submitted directly to that office by the examining agency. Please arrange to have these scores sent to Wichita State University as soon as possible when applying for admission to the Chemistry Program. The minimum acceptable score for the Chemistry Program is 570.
  • Application deadlines are the August 1 (Spring) and April 1 (Fall) enrollment. Submit an application on the Graduate Application Form, available from the Graduate School, with a $50 application fee, to the Dean, Graduate School, Wichita State University, Wichita KS 67260-0004 (phone: 316-978-3095).
  • Applicants with undergraduate degrees from US institutions are especially encouraged to apply for the Chemistry Program at WSU. Financial aid is available to deserving applicants. In addition, applications from female and minority students are equally encouraged.