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Guidelines for Admission Status

Admission Criteria

The criteria for admission to the graduate program in Chemistry are published in the Graduate Catalog.

General (minimum) admission criteria of UTA graduate programs.

For some slightly more specified criteria applicable to Chemistry.

English Proficiency

Requirements for english proficiency are set by the Office of Graduate Studies. Notice that different speaking requirements are set for Graduate Teaching Assistantships. Since the Department of Chemistry supports all incoming PhD-bound students through Teaching Assistentships, these requirements must be met by successful applicants.

Consequently, successful applicants for the PhD-program in Chemistry, who are non-native speaker of English, will have a TOEFL iBT score of at least 23, or a score of at least 7 on the Speaking section of the IELTS.


Eligibility for Scholarships/Fellowships

Students that are unconditionally admitted will be eligible for available scholarship and/or fellowship support. Award of scholarships or fellowships will be based on the same criteria utilized in admission decisions. To be eligible, candidates must be new students coming to UT Arlington in the Fall semester, must have a GPA of 3.0 in their last 60 undergraduate credit hours plus any graduate credit hours as calculated by the Graduate School, and must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours of course work in both long semesters to retain their fellowships.

Related Information

Graduate Advisor
Professor Robin Macaluso
CRB 102

Chair of Admission Committee
Professor Brad Pierce
SH 300F

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The University of Texas at Arlington · Arlington, Texas 76019-0065 USA

Phone: 817-272-3171 | Fax: 817-272-3808

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