Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chemistry & Biochemistry (CH75)

The department offers an Umbrella Program for the PhD reflective of the depth and breadth of contemporary research undertaken within Chemistry and Biochemistry. The umbrella program encompasses seven different tracks from which students can choose. The tracks are overlapping in terms of course work and research advisers.

Program Info

Area of Study Physical Sciences
Specializations

Analytical and Atmospheric Chemistry

Biochemistry and Biophysics

Chemical Biology

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Quantitative Biology

Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
Major Chemistry & Biochemistry
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall, Winter, Spring
Additional Notes

Only UC San Diego undergraduate students that are continuing their research with their advisor are eligible to apply directly to the MS Thesis Research Program (available for Fall, Winter, and Spring of 2017). All other MS applicants may apply only to the MS Coursework program for Fall 2017.

Application Deadlines March 30, 2017 (Fall 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

1000 word limit is recommended.

Resume/CV

Recommended

Additional Requirements

If you already have an agreement to do research under the direction of a Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor, the MS Thesis Agreement Form is highly recommended. It is an agreement between you and your research advisor. Please have your research advisor fill it out, print, sign, and then upload to your application.

Contact Info

Website http://chemistry.ucsd.edu
Email chemgradinfo@ucsd.edu
Campus Office 4010 York Hall
Phone (858) 534-9728
Fax (858) 534-7687
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Attn: Chemistry Graduate Admissions
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0303
La Jolla, CA 92093-0303

Program Info

Area of Study Physical Sciences
Specializations

Analytical and Atmospheric Chemistry

Biochemistry and Biophysics

Chemical Biology

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Quantitative Biology

Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
Major Chemistry & Biochemistry
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

We strongly encourage Fall 2017 PhD applicants to submit their applications by our Priority Deadline of December 15, 2016, but we will accept applications until January 12, 2017.

Application Deadlines July 18, 2017 (Fall 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is required.

GRE Subject Test is required.

Department accepts Chemistry, Biochemistry, or any STEM field Subject GRE. Applicants that have yet to take the Subject GRE exam can still submit an application. Our admissions committee has the ability to review the application, but will consider it as incomplete. In order to get past the Subject GRE section, applicants can enter a projected date and enter zeros in the Subject GRE score fields. Applicants missing the Subject GRE exam scores are still eligible for an admissions offer. Our admissions committee is aware that ETS will not be offering the Biochemistry Subject GRE, and will take this into account when reviewing applications.
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

1000 word limit is recommended.

Resume/CV

Recommended

Contact Info

Website http://chemistry.ucsd.edu
Email chemgradinfo@ucsd.edu
Campus Office 4010 York Hall
Phone (858) 534-9728
Fax (858) 534-7687
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Attn: Chemistry Graduate Admissions
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0303
La Jolla, CA 92093-0303

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