Admission to Master’s and Doctoral Programs
In addition to the College of Natural Science and Mathematics Admission Requirements and the application for admission to graduate studies, the Department of Chemistry requires the submission of a chemistry department application form, which may be obtained by writing:
Department of Chemistry
Attn: Chair for Graduate Admission
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-5641
The requirements for admission to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs are identical. The department examines a broad range of criteria that normally includes the content of undergraduate and graduate programs and grades earned, particularly in the areas of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics; scores earned on the GRE (the department highly recommends that candidates take the GRE advanced chemistry examination); scores on the TSE and TOEFL exams; three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to judge the candidate’s likelihood for success in graduate school and his or her potential for scholarly scientific research; and any previous scientific and technical publications, presentations, and experience.