Graduate Admissions

We are pleased that you have decided to consider Tulane University for your graduate study in chemistry.   The bullets on the right hand side of this page link to information that should be useful to you in your consideration of Tulane and in completing the application process.  Before looking at this material, here is some basic information about the Chemistry Graduate Program.

There are approximately 55 graduate students in the Ph.D. program as of September 2022. Students come from all over the United States (45% US) and from many foreign countries including China, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Iran, Ukraine, and Bangladesh.

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Degree Offered

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

*While the M.S. degree is awarded on occasion, we are not interested in admitting students seeking the M.S. degree as a terminal degree

Deadline to Apply

Fall 2023
April 15, 2023

Spring 2023
Contact Jennifer French ( if interested in applying

Materials Required to Apply

  1. Copy of transcripts from all universities attended
  2. Personal statement
  3. Copy TOEFL scores (foreign students only)
  4. 3 Recommendation letters (Request to send letters will be sent directly through the application portal)*

* Recommendation letters should be requested from faculty who are familiar with your academic and/or research skills.

The GRE and/or the chemistry subject test are not required for admission into the program, but applicants who have taken either or both of these tests are welcomed to report these scores in the “Test Scores” section.

Submitting Official Test Scores and Transcripts

Official test scores and transcripts are not required at the time of applying.  If you are accepted into the program, then you will be asked to arrange for official college level transcripts ​to be submitted to the Department of Chemistry.  If you chose to submit GRE scores as a part of your application, ​please have official GRE scores sent to the School of Science and Engineering, GRE Code (6173).

Application Fee

There is no application fee to apply to the Chemistry Ph.D. program at Tulane University.

Financial Support

All graduate students are supported with assistantships and tuition waivers throughout the year. Financial support for graduate students comes in several forms:

  • Teaching assistantships with an annual stipend for students entering in fall 2023 of $32,500. Most entering students receive teaching assistantships and teach in the general and organic chemistry laboratories. The department awards a small number of Fellowships to be awarded to particularly strong applicants in amounts ranging from $2000 to $4000.
  • Research assistantships with the same annual stipend. Students receiving research assistantships work in the laboratory of their faculty mentor and do not have teaching responsibilities.
  • Board of Regents - SREB Graduate Fellowships are awarded to ​outstanding applicants from groups of persons ​under represented in the chemical sciences.

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Questions can be directed to Ms. Jennifer French or Dr. Alex McSkimming