Texas Tech University

Application Process

Graduate Programs


The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers the Ph.D. and M.S. degree in Chemistry, with a specialization in eight subfields: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemical education, chemical physics, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and theoretical chemistry. Most information on these programs can be found by looking through the research interests of our faculty and the graduate courses we offer.

Graduate Studies may begin in either the Fall or the Spring semester. Applications are evaluated as they are received; however, the following application deadlines apply. Applications completed after these deadlines will be considered for the following semester.

  Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
US Students & Permanent Residents April 1 October 1
International Students March 1 September 1

The following steps must be taken to complete the application at the Graduate School:



The following should be uploaded at the graduate school website:  

  • The following document should be downloaded at the appropriate time during the application process
    • Transcripts for all college & universities you have attended
    • Copies of GRE score sheets*
    • Copies of TOEFL or IELTS score sheets (if international)**
    • Resume or CV
    • Statement of purpose or intent
    • Any Publications you are an author on. For long articles, and abstract will suffice.
  • Submit three references of professors, instructors or someone you have worked for professionally in a chemistry or biochemistry field
  • It is very important that you fill out the Questions for Chemistry under the Custom Questions
    • Please put down several areas of interest
    • You may copy and paste lists into the other fields if you need to

*Official GRE scores through ETS (Institution code 6827) not more than 5 years old must be sent if you are admitted into Texas Tech University.

**For international students – Official TOEFL or IELTS scores – not more than 2 years old will need to be sent if you are admitted into Texas Tech University before you come.

Note: The Subject GRE (Chemistry or Biochemistry, or Cell & Molecular Biology) test scores are strictly voluntary and not required for admission purposes.