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Admission

Admission Procedure and Requirements

Entering students should have the equivalent of a Pacific Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Arts degree with at least a B (3.0) Grade Point Average (GPA) in all upper division coursework. GRE scores must be: Verbal + Quant: 1100 or above, Writing: 3.0 or above. Depending on the research focus area, there are minimum undergraduate units required in the mathematical, physical, chemical, pharmaceutical and biological disciplines.

International students: In addition to meeting coursework, GPA, and GRE requirements, international Students whose native language is not English must submit their TOEFL (minimum score 233, electronic: 89).

Three additional items are required for admission:

  1. The completed graduate application form
  2. A letter from the applicant stating his/her goals relative to a research and/or teaching career
  3. Three letters of recommendation from someone who is familiar with the student's learning and research abilities.

PLEASE ALSO SEND AN INOFFICIAL COPY (photocopy is sufficient) OF YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE DIRECTLY TO THE CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT.

PLEASE ALSO INDICATE CLEARLY YOUR INTENTION TO WORK IN THE CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT AND IN ONE OF THE CHEMISTRY TRACKS, i.e. BIOANALYTICAL/PHYSICAL or SYNTHESIS/DRUG DISCOVERY.

 

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