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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

We are pleased that you have decided to consider Tulane University for your graduate study in chemistry.   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.

There are approximately 60 graduate students in the Ph.D. program as of September 2018. Students come from all over the United States (50% US) and from many foreign countries including China, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Iran, Ukraine, and Bangladesh.

Degree Offered

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

*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

Deadline to Apply

Fall 2019  - April 4, 2019

Spring 2020 - December 1, 2019

grad-admissionsMaterials Required to Apply

  1. Copy of transcripts from all universities attended
  2. Personal statement
  3. Copy of GRE scores
  4. Copy TOEFL scores (foreign students only)
  5. 3 Recommendation letters (Request to send letters will be sent directly through the application portal)*

* Recommendation letters should be requested from faculty who are familiar with your academic and/or research skills.


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 in the “Test Scores” section.

Submitting Official Test Scores and Transcripts

Official test scores and transcripts are not required at the time of applying.  If you are accepted into the program, then you will be asked to arrange for official college level transcripts submitted to the Department of Chemistry and to have official GRE scores sent to the School of Science and Engineering, GRE Code (6173).

Application Fee

There is no application fee to apply to the Chemistry Ph.D. program at Tulane University.

Financial Support

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 2018 is $25,543. 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 $32,000, 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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Questions can be directed to Ms. Jessica Stephenson, or Dr. Igor Rubtsov

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