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Application Information

The due date for the receipt of applications for fall admission is January 2nd. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) admissions information and the online application are available at

Admission Requirements:

Transcript: Official university/college transcripts bearing the official seal of the institution and the signature of the registrar are required.
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.
TOEFL report: a total minimum score of 100 (internet based exam) or 250 (computer exam) is required for graduates of universities where English is not the primary language of instruction. For more information, please read material on GSAS web site regarding the TOEFL exam.
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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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