We are pleased that you have decided to consider Tulane University for your graduate study in chemistry. The Chemistry Department only admits students interested in working toward the Ph.D. degree; while the M.S. degree is awarded on occasion, we are not interested in admitting students seeking the M.S. degree as a terminal degree. The bullets on the left hand side of this page link to information that should be useful to you in your consideration of Tulane and in completing the application process. Before looking at this material, here is some basic information about the Chemistry Graduate Program.
Applicants should do the following:
- Complete the online application (see http://www2.tulane.edu/sse/academics/graduate/admissions.cfm ) . NOTE: There is no application fee for the Chemistry program.
- Arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent (part of the online application). The letters should be provided by faculty who are familiar with your academic and/or research skills.
- Please send a copy of your transcript or transcripts from your college level academic work. You may send them to Jessica Stephenson using the address below or you may send them via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are accepted into the program we will ask you to arrange to have official transcripts submitted to the Chemistry Department.
- Jessica Stephenson
- Department of Chemistry
- 6400 Freret Street
- Tulane University
- New Orleans, LA 70118
- Please send a copy of your GRE scores to Jessica Stephenson (email@example.com) . If you are accepted into the program we will ask you to have official GRE scores sent to the School of Science and Engineering, GRE Code (6173). The department will also consider GRE scores that are self-reported in submission of the online application. The Chemistry Subject test is not required for admission into the program, but students who have taken the subject test in Chemistry or related areas are encouraged to report these scores along with the GRE verbal, quantitative and writing scores. Foreign students should take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and send a copy of the TOEFL score report to firstname.lastname@example.org. If accepted into the program, you will have to arrange for official scores to be sent to the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane.
- There is no fee for applying to the Ph.D. program in Chemistry. The official deadline for applications is December 1. Applicants submitting materials after this date will be considered if fellowships are still available.
There are approximately 60 graduate students in the Ph.D. program as of September 2016. Students come from all over the United States (50% US) and from many foreign countries including China, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Great Britain and Sierra Leone.
All graduate students are supported with assistantships and tuition waivers throughout the year. Financial support for graduate students comes in several forms:
- Teaching assistantships with an annual stipend for students entering in fall 2016 is $24,400. Most entering students receive teaching assistantships and teach in the General and Organic Chemistry laboratories. "Incentive Scholarships" will be awarded to particularly strong applicants in amounts ranging from $2000 to $4000.
- Research assistantships with the same annual stipend. Students receiving research assistantships work in the laboratory of their faculty mentor and do not have teaching responsibilities.
- Board of Regents Graduate Fellowships are rewarded to students exhibiting exceptional promise for success in the program. The fellowship has an annual stipend of $30,000, is renewable for four years and requires only modest extramural service. Fellows are free to work in the research group of their choice.
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