Director of Graduate Recruiting: Dr.
Director of Graduate Studies: Dr.
Director of Graduate Recruiting
Department of Chemistry
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0336
How to Apply
Information on the application process, and an online application,
can be found at the Graduate School's Electronic
Application Center. To apply, you should submit the following materials:
- The official Graduate School Application, which can be filled out
- Three letters of recommendation from professional references must
be sent to the Chemistry Department. Preferably these letters will
come from chemistry faculty who have been your instructor or research
mentor, or from supervisors in chemstry-related jobs.
- A statement of purpose outlining why you want to go to graduate
school, and what you career goals are. Of particular interest is
the area(s) of chemistry that you most wish to pursue. Online submission
- Official transcripts from all college level institutions you've
attended, whether or not a degree was earned. Transcripts can be
sent to the Department at the address listed above. They can also
be sent directly to the UA Graduate School. The Department and the
Graduate School share information and, therefore, either can originally
receive the transcripts.
- Official GRE scores.
- Official TOEFL scores, if required.
- Application fee. For domestic applicants, the application fee may
be paid by the Department. Contact Ms.
Janice Voss or Prof. Street
before starting the application process for instructions.
there is not an official application deadline, complete applications
received by January 1st will receive full consideration for admission
and financial support, including fellowships.
Starting in January of each year, this Department's Graduate Recruiting
Committee will select outstanding applications to be submitted for
consideration for the following University-wide graduate fellowships:
- Graduate Council Fellowship
- Dean's Merit award
- Dean's Diversity award
- McNair Scholars Program
Only completed applications can be considered. It is therefore in your
best interest to complete all parts of your application by January 1st
in order to be considered for these opportunities.
Later applications will still be considered for admission after that
date, until all available positions are filled.
Visit the Department of Chemistry
- We encourage all prospective students to visit the Department of
Chemistry. Department visits are a critical component of the process
of deciding which graduate program is right for you. We generally
encourage students to plan to spend at least one full day in the department
so that they can visit with faculty and graduate students. The department
will cover all reasonable travel expenses for any student who has
completed his or her application to the graduate program. To arrange
a visit, contact Ms.
Janice Voss or Dr.
to find a suitable date for your visit. Visits can be arranged any
time of year, but are usually best if arranged during the regular
academic term to ensure that most faculty will be around. Most students
visit during the early spring.