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 seven subfields: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical 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
Fellowship (All Students) February 1 N/A

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 documents should be downloaded at the appropriate time during the application process
    • Transcripts for all college & universities you have attended
    • Copies of GRE score sheets (optional)*
    • Copies of TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores (if international)**
    • Resume or CV
    • Statement of purpose or intent
    • Any Publications you are an author on. For long articles, an abstract will suffice.
  • Submit two references of professors, instructors or someone you have worked for professionally in a chemistry or biochemistry field.
    • Reference letters should be signed and on official letterhead.
  • It is very important that you fill out the Questions for Chemistry under the Custom Questions
    • Please list at least two areas of interest
    • Please list the three professors with whom you would most like to work

*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, IELTS, or Duolingo scores not more than 2 years old will have to be submitted by the 12th class day of your first semester at Texas Tech University.

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

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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    1204 Boston Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79409-1061
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