Admission Information


The candidate must hold a B.S./B.A. degree from an accredited institution. Consideration is given to applicants who have successfully completed general chemistry (two semesters), organic chemistry (two semesters), physical chemistry (two semesters), and the related laboratories. A course in advanced inorganic chemistry is strongly recommended, and remedial work in this area may be required of students who have not taken such a course. The mathematics and physics courses that are normally included in a B.S. program in chemistry are also required.

International Applicants

An official transcript is required from each college or university attended. An additional final transcript showing degree conferred and date of graduation should be sent after completion of any course-work still in progress at the time of admission. Also, please send copies of all diplomas obtained. Applicants from foreign institutions should provide statements by the officials of the institutions attended, indicating the courses taken, grades earned, and classification of degree. If foreign credentials are not in English, they must be accompanied by certified translations.

  • Three Recommendation Letters
  • Official GRE Score Reports (Optional)
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score reports
  • Deadline

The course program at the University of Miami is such that entry into the graduate program is best done in the fall semester, which begins in late August of each year. The deadline for submission of all application materials is January 15 of each year. Receipt of application materials before the deadline is recommended. Application dates are October 1 – January 15. Applications completed after January 15 may be held for consideration for the same year depending on the availability or for the following year at the applicant's request.

  • Speak Exam

Upon arrival to the University of Miami we will require that you pass an English Proficiency Exam entitled a SPEAK exam in order to qualify for Teaching Assistantship responsibilities.  In the absence of passing the test your stipend would be $23,950/year. 

To All Applicants

Questions regarding admission should be directed to:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the application process and the graduate program is available here