How to Apply – Graduates

Graduate Application Process

A special feature of the graduate program in chemistry at the University of Rhode Island is its small size with excellent research facilities and faculty. Unlike some larger programs, we pride ourselves in having personal contact with our graduate students. All our full-time students receive support in the form of assistantships that pay tuition, health insurance and a competitive stipend for living expenses. All graduate applications must be completed online. Before completing an online application, we request that you go to our pre-application form where we will ask you for some background information about yourself. After completing the pre-application form, you will be directed to the web pages for submitting an official online application.

Official Graduate online application requirements include:
Applicants with a degree from U.S. institutions: a statement of purpose including research interests, CV/resume (recommended), two letters of reference and transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions previously attended. We do not require the GRE for US applicants.

International applicants: a statement of purpose including research interests, CV/resume (recommended), three letters of reference, transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions previously attended, GRE scores and TOEFL scores.

Undergraduate Application Process

All undergraduate admissions, regardless of a student’s potential major, are handled through the University of Rhode Island Admissions Office, located in Newman Hall, 14 Upper College Road, on the Kingston Campus. The Undergraduate Admissions web page provides detailed information about admissions requirements, programs of study, financial aid, and campus visits. Online course catalogs and application forms are also available on the Undergraduate Admissions web site.

Prospective undergraduate students who have specific questions about studying chemistry at The University of Rhode Island are encouraged to contact Professor Smith, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Beaupre Center. Phone: 401-874-2318. E-mail: chair@chm.uri.edu. We welcome your inquiries.