Requirements

The candidate must hold a B.S./B.A. degree from an accredited institution. Consideration is give 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.

Domestic Applicants

Applicants should read the instructions carefully before filling out the forms and should keep copies of all material submitted during the application process. The application and all supporting documentation become the confidential property of the School and cannot be returned. Evaluation of the application will be done only after the file is complete with the following:

  • The Duly Filled Application
  • Academic Credentials
  • Three recommendation Letters
  • Official GRE 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. 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.

International Applicants

  • The Duly Filled Application
  • Academic Credentials

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
  • 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. 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 $22,500/year. 

To All Applicants

Questions regarding admission should be directed to: chemgrad@miami.edu

Financial Assistance

Beginning full-time students may be awarded teaching assistantships that carry a twelve-month stipend of $28,500.00 in 2013-14, which includes $23,500 for the academic year (9 months) and $5,000 for summer (3 months), provided you maintain satisfactory academic progress. This opportunity allows students to gain experience while teaching in undergraduate laboratory courses. It requires approximately 16 hours of work per week during the academic year.  Students who have completed the first academic year may be awarded a research assistantship. In general, all graduate students in good standing will receive either Teaching or Research Assistantships during their entire tenure in our program of study. However, in order to qualify for a teaching assistantship students whose native language is not English need to pass a verbal English Proficiency Exam (SPEAK exam). Maytag and University of Miami fellowships are available to outstanding applicants and are similarly valued. All graduate fellowships are accompanied by a full tuition scholarship. Application for financial aid is made on the application form for admission.

Tuition and Fees

The current tuition per credit hour rate may be found at Tuition and Fee Rates. Some fees depend upon full-time status or number of credits taken. This is determined by the sum total of semester credits carried by the student in all divisions. Graduate Students are classified full-time if they carry nine (9) or more credits in a regular semester.