Boston College Chemistry graduate students are drawn from a competitive field of applicants who maintain the tradition of intellectual excellence. They bring exceptionally strong quantitative and analytical skills, as they join their 100+ graduate student colleagues at the Merkert Chemistry Center. They are a geographically diverse group with almost half having completed their undergraduate degrees at international universities. In all, they represent a broad range of interests in the many areas of contemporary chemical science and at the cutting edges where chemistry interfaces with the physical and life sciences.
The Chemistry Department at BC is committed to foster a diverse and inclusive environment for learning and research. We support education/research opportunities for high school women and underrepresented minorities, and we have a dedicated committee of faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs that continue to drive new diversity initiatives. We welcome anyone who shares our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please feel free to add a paragraph or two to your personal statement of your application that highlights your experience/commitment to diversity.
Applicants for whom the application fee would constitute a serious financial hardship may also request a fee waiver. Requests are granted, in most cases, if accompanied by official documentation demonstrating financial need (e.g. a currently enrolled student should seek a letter from his/her financial aid officer). If it is not possible to provide official documentation, the applicant should submit a detailed description of his/her current financial situation. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For more information on the fee waiver process, please visit this page on the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences website.
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis; only completed applications are reviewed.