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Requirements
 

Requirements


APPLICANTS RESIDING IN THE US


The Department of Chemistry strongly recommends all application materials be submitted by December 31. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed until all available positions have been filled. Please Submit

  • Online application
  • Statement of interest describing the following points in three pages or fewer: 1. Describe why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Chemistry and your long-term career goals; 2. Describe any previous research experiences you have had; 3. Describe why you are interested in Wayne State University, and state which research groups you are interested in and why.
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. If the Graduate School informs you that international transcript evaluation is required, please ignore them. If you are accepted and this evaluation is needed, the Chemistry department will contact you to initiate the process without cost to you. If you pay for the service yourself, we cannot reimburse you.


    For applicants without a Bachelor or Master degree from a College or University within the United States:

  • Proof of LANGUAGE proficiency, if English is not your first language and your degree is not from an American or English-speaking Canadian university/college.
    • Presentation of a language proficiency exam is REQUIRED.
    • Successful applicants typically present TOEFL iBT composite scores equal or better than 90 with all subsection scores equal to or better than 20.
    • We will accept IELTS and/or the MELAB if the TOEFL is not an option.
    • The test must have been taken less than two years prior to admission date.

    For applicants residing in the United States who are not US citizens or permanent residents:

  • A copy of your visa, passport and I-94. If you are offered admission, F-1 and J-1 students must contact their international student's office to get released into the "Intl Grad Admissions/Wayne State Univ" section of SEVIS. Without the release, Wayne State University cannot process a new I-20 or DS-2019.



INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

The Department of Chemistry strongly recommends all application materials be submitted by December 31. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed until all available positions have been filled.


Please submit:

  • Online application
  • Statement of interest describing the following points in three pages or fewer: 1. Describe why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Chemistry and your long-term career goals; 2. Describe any previous research experiences you have had; 3. Describe why you are interested in Wayne State University, and state which research groups you are interested in and why.
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. If the Graduate School informs you that international transcript evaluation is required, please ignore them. If you are accepted and this evaluation is needed, the Chemistry department will contact you to initiate the process without cost to you. If you pay for the service yourself, we cannot reimburse you.
  • Three letters of recommendation (online submission preferred),
  • Proof of LANGUAGE proficiency, if English is not your first language and your degree is not from an American or English-speaking Canadian university/college.
    • Presentation of a language proficiency exam is REQUIRED.
    • Successful applicants typically present TOEFL iBT composite scores equal or better than 90 with all subsection scores equal to or better than 20.
    • We will accept IELTS and/or the MELAB if the TOEFL is not an option.
    • The test must have been taken less than two years prior to admission date.
  • For GRE, and TOEFL (or IELTS, MELAB), scores, please upload a copy of your report along with your application and ask ETS to send an official copy.
    • For TOEFL the institution code is 1898 and the department code is 62.
    • Minimum TOEFL requirements are 79 iBT, 213 computer, 550 paper. We will also accept IELTS and/or the MELAB in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum IELTS overall band score is 6.5, and the minimum MELAB score is 85. While these minimums are university requirements, they are often not competitive, depending upon the applicant pool. However, scores below these minimums cannot be considered for admission.
    • For GRE the institution code is 1898 and the department code is 0301.

ACCEPTANCE

The Department of Chemistry reviews completed applications on a rolling basis. When an applicant undergoes the first review, they are admitted, placed on hold for further review, or denied. The weight of the decision is based on several variables including strength of the recommendation letters, how well the statement of interest addresses the three criteria listed in the instructions, and G.P.A. For international applicants, significant weight is also placed on TOEFL scores.

Last updated: October 16, 2017 12:36

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