Application Process and Admission Requirements
The Department of Chemistry has the following requirements for admission into the graduate program:
- B.A. or a B.S. degree in chemistry. Applicants with other degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis. *The Chemistry department requires that you obtain a course-by-course evaluation done by a third party company, such as WES (www.wes.org). All transcripts must be in English; it is the applicant’s responsibility to have transcripts translated and evaluated before submitting them as part of their graduate application packet. All foreign transcripts that are not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Documents signed by a notary or other public official with no educational affiliation will not be accepted. A list of Foreign Transcript Evaluation Services can be found here: www.grad.usf.edu/graduate-admissions-Foreign-Transcript-Evaluation-dev.asp.
- Minimum of a 3.0 GPA
- Minimum of 570 Quantitative and 430 Verbal (or the equivalent) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Satisfactory letters of recommendation from three (3) or more people who know the student's academic or research background
- For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum of 550, or 213 Computer Based, or 79 on the Internet based TOEFL.
Please note: If the student scores a 26 or better on the SPEAKING portion of the Internet based TOEFL, the student would be exempt
from having to take the SPEAK test upon arrival, otherwise a student would have to get a minimum of 50 on the SPEAK test in order to
receive a Teaching Assistantship.
Application Packages are submitted online and include:
- Official test scores (GRE and TOEFL)
- It's also strongly recommended that students take the ETS® Personal Potential Index (ETS® PPI)
- Official transcripts for BA and BS degree, as well as higher level degrees completed
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- Personal statement (strongly recommended)
- Curriculum vitae (strongly recommended)
Official transcripts and any information that cannot be uploaded online should be mailed directly to Adrienne McCain, Graduate Secretary:
Department of Chemistry
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave., CHE 205
Tampa, FL 33620-5250
Only complete applications will be considered by the Graduate Council.
Applications are currently being accepted. To begin the application process...
Application submission deadlines are tabulated below:
Deadlines are earlier for international applicants due to the length of time required to apply for a visa. International applicants who reside in
the U.S. and currently have a visa can apply under the domestic deadlines.
A student's acceptance to graduate standing is granted for the semester and for the particular program specified in the official acceptance notification.
In the event that a student wishes to change the date of entrance, they must notify the
Office of Graduate Admissions of their intentions. Failure to enroll during the specified
semester without notifying the Office of Graduate Admissions will result in the cancellation of admission and will necessitate reapplication by the student.
If you have any questions please e-mail:
Adrienne McCain: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Patricia Muisener: email@example.com