Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the general requirements of the Graduate School, entering graduate students should have completed undergraduate coursework equivalent to a BS degree in chemistry.

Regular admission: To be considered for regular admission, an applicant must have earned an average grade of "B" or better in their previous studies in chemistry; an applicant must also have a combined verbal and quantitative score of at least 300 on the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a score at the 50th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test.

Admission with permission to continue: Applicants may also be considered for admission if they meet either the GPA requirement for regular admission (GPA of 3.0) or the entrance exam score requirement (e.g. GRE V+Q score of 300), but not both, and they have a minimum GPA of 2.5 overall. Applicants admitted under this condition will have to obtain permission to continue in the program. Permission to continue is earned by achieving a GPA of “B” or better (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the first 12 semester hours of graduate-level class work at UA. Students admitted under this circumstance who do not meet the 3.0 GPA requirement after their first 12 hours of graduate-level work will not receive permission to continue in their graduate program, and will be dismissed from the program.

Placement examinations covering the traditional areas of chemistry are required of all entering graduate students. These examinations are given a few days prior to registration for the first semester so that the results may be used by the departmental graduate committee in planning the student's coursework for the first year.

See the Admission Criteria section of this catalog for more information.