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 https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=tulane-g )
- Arrange to have three letters of recommendations sent (part of the online application)
- Arrange to have official transcripts submitted to the Chemistry Department
- Ms. Linda Chevalier
- Department of Chemistry
- 6400 Freret Street
- Tulane University
- New Orleans, LA 70118
- Have GRE scores sent to the School of Science and Engineering, GRE Code (6173). Note the department will consider GRE scores that are self-reported on the online application. Also note that the Chemistry Subject test is not required for admission into the program; 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 have the scores 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 March 15. Applicants submitting materials after this date will be considered if fellowships are still available.
There are approximately 55 graduate students in the Ph.D. program as of August 2012. Students come from all over the United States (50% US) and from many foreign countries including China, India, Jamaica, 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 2012 is $23,800. Most entering students receive Teaching Assistantships and teach in the General, Organic or Physical 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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