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Application Timeline

Applications now open. The application deadline is January 5th. Applications are accepted online via the University of Arizona Graduate College application portal. Questions regarding the program or application process should be directed to lboyd@email.arizona.edu.


Submit your application to the graduate program through the UA Graduate College.


Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee.


Once the Admissions Committee has evaluated applications, the Department will extend an invitation to admitted students studying within the US to visit the University of Arizona (at our expense). Groups of 20-40 students visit the department on one of two weekends. For students with schedule incompatibilities, individual visits can be arranged.

The site visit weekends for 2020 are:

January 31 - February 2, 2020
February 21 - 23, 2020

While at UA, you will meet faculty, students and staff, view our state-of-the-art facilities, gain first-hand insight into our state-of-the-art research programs, and explore beautiful southern Arizona.


If you are accepted into the graduate program, a formal letter of admission, including details of financial support, will be sent to you. You have until April 15 of the current year to accept this offer of admission. This appointment also includes a waiver of out-of-state tuition (approximately $17,000 per semester). Health insurance is provided by the Graduate College.

Early August

New graduate students arrive at The University of Arizona for orientation and the start of graduate studies.

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The application for PhD programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry is available online. To apply for MA and MS programs in Chemistry, contact the Graduate Coordinator for additional instructions.