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Application to the Chemical Biology Graduate Program

  • If you want to be considered admission, you should submit your complete application package to the graduate chemical biology program by Jan. 15.

  • We do accept late applications but may not have available openings. If submitting late, please let the program director know by emailing

Graduate Assistantships

  • Assistantships may be available to M.S. and M.A. These assistantships are funded by the Department of Chemistry and external grants.
  • There are two types of assistantships to graduate students: teaching and research.
  • As a teaching assistant, you will help faculty in chemistry laboratories and/or lecture classes for up to 20 hours per week, with the remaining time dedicated to research under your chosen mentor.
  • As a research assistant, you will carry out research for a minimum of 40 hours per week. All externally-funded assistantships are research assistant positions. Incoming graduate assistants are typically assigned as teaching assistants.
  • You must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student and have a minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate chemistry coursework to be considered for an assistantship.
  • You must also work 40 hours per week in your assistantship capacity
  • If you are admitted to the graduate program with a probationary status, you are not eligible for assistantships. If you raise your academic standing following your first semester to a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you can apply for an assistantship.
  • Graduate assistantships include a stipend of $24,000 for a 12-month contract period (usually beginning on July 1, although it may be prorated for August or January starts). In addition to full health benefits, an assistantship includes tuition for the academic year.
  • If you want to be considered for an assistantship, you should submit your complete application package to the graduate chemical biology program by Jan. 15. There is not a separate assistantship application.

Graduate Handbooks and Forms

  • Handbook {link to pdf}
  • Chemical Biology MA Roadmap (coursework) {link to pdf}
  • Chemical Biology MS Roadmap (research thesis) {link to pdf}

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