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Application Information

The due date for the receipt of applications for fall admission is January 2nd. For complete information on applying, please visit The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) admissions website at:

Admission Requirements:

Transcript: Unofficial transcripts may be submitted through the online application form for review purposes during the application process, but official transcripts must be submitted upon acceptance/matriculation. 
Statement of Purpose: include area(s) of research interest (organic, bioorganic, chemical biology, inorganic, theoretical, computational, physical, and biophysical). Additionally, include specific research faculty with whom you are interested in as a future advisor.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE): - send official scores with your application materials. The institution number is 3083.
GRE Subject Test in Chemistry: recommended for all applicants- send official scores with your application materials. The institution number is 3083.
Three letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors. At least one letter must be from an academic source.
Required courses: those normally required for a BS degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical biology.
Evidence of English Proficiency (TOEFL and IELTS): A score of 100 or higher on the TOEFL iBT test or 7.0 on the IELTS test isrequired. For more information, please read the material on the GSAS web site regarding the english proficiency.
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Questions concerning the Ph.D. program may be directed to:
Ms. Dale L. Mahoney
Associate Director of Administration and Graduate Student Services
Email Address: chemadmissions@bc.edu

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