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Departmental recommended requirements

  1. 3.2 GPA
  2.  V150 and Q151 on the GRE scale
  3. Deadline for application: December 15th

Recommended requirements for fellowships

  1. 3.8 GPA
  2. V166 and Q155 on the GRE scale

Minimum university requirements

  1. 3.0 GPA

Application process:

You will need to prepare the following items as a text, Word, or PDF file to be uploaded as Supporting Documents for your online application:


  1. Complete the online application at the FSU Office of Admissions Online Application System.
    1. Document 1 - Program and faculty of interest: Please rank the following programs in order of your preference: Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, and Physical. Only rank the programs in which you are interested. Also please list names of at least three faculty members with whom you would be interested in working.
    2. Document 2 – Statement of purpose: Provide a 1-3 page statement of your goals and purpose in pursuing a graduate degree in chemistry. Include a discussion of your research experience and interests.
    3. Document 3 – Résumé: In your résumé, provide information about any honors and awards you have received, teaching experience, research experience (within a lab setting, performing honors research or directed individual studies, etc), scientific publications and presentations, relevant work experience, and any special skills you may have (e.g. computer programming, etc.).
    4. Document 4 – Unofficial transcript(s).
    5. Document 5 – Unofficial GRE test scores.
    6. Letters of recommendation: Be ready to provide the names and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who will write your letters.
  2. Send:
    1. One official transcripts from each college or university that you have attended (mailed directly from each institution).
    2. Official GRE scores (Subject area exam scores are NOT required).


Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
P. O. Box 3062400
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400



What is the application deadline?
Applications submitted by December 15th are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after this deadline but before the closing date of February 1st will be reviewed based upon availability of space.

When are the visitation weekends?
Visitation weekends will be February 14-16, 2019 and March 14-16, 2019.

Which applications am I required to submit?
One application form must be completed, which is a two step process. Step one: complete the FSU on-line application. Step two: send official transcript and official GRE scores to:

Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
P. O. Box 3062400
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400

Is there an application fee?
Yes, there is a $30.00 application fee.

Can I be admitted without Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores?
We can make a decision on your application with self-reported scores, but we must have official scores to formally admit you into the program.

How do I send my Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores?
Official scores from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must be sent by Educational Testing Services to Florida State University, Code 5219.

Is the GRE Subject Test in Chemistry required?
The GRE Subject Test is not required.

Can I be admitted without official transcripts?
We can make a decision on your application using unofficial transcripts, but we must have all official post-secondary education transcripts to formally admit you into the program.

Where do I send my transcripts?
Official transcripts for all post-secondary education must be sent to:

Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
P. O. Box 3062400
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400

Are letters of recommendation required?
Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your ability to conduct research and/or be successful in a graduate program are required. One letter should come from your research supervisor if you have conducted research.

Is a personal statement required?
A 1-3 page personal statement expressing your reason for pursuing advanced studies in chemistry is required. You may also want to add information about how you learned of our program, or if there are specific special programs or training grants involving chemistry faculty that attracted you.

Do you accept MS-track students?
Yes, under certain circumstances, students can be admitted into the MS-track.

What are the curriculum requirements for Ph.D.?
The graduate curriculum can be found here.

My question is not listed. How do I contact the Graduate Program Office?
Questions regarding the Graduate programs offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry should be directed to the Chemistry and Biochemistry Student Affairs Office. You may send an email to or telephone toll-free within the US at 1-888-525-9286. The Student Affairs Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Questions regarding fee payment, whether or not official transcripts and test scores have been received and residency classification should be directed to The FSU Office of Admissions. You may send an email to or telephone 850.644.3420. The fax number for Admissions is 850.644.0197.