How to Apply

Ph.D. Program

Please note that we have two PhD programs - Chemistry Graduate Program, and Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology (BMSB) Graduate Program. Also note that UCLA Chemistry and Biochemistry department does not offer a Master's degree program.

If you are having difficulty uploading your letters of recommendation, please have your reviewers email the letters directly to chemgrad@chem.ucla.edu

 

  

Applications in Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials and Nanoscience, or Physical Chemistry, should be submitted to the Chemistry Graduate Program.

Application Deadline: November 29
  

Students interested in the Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology (BMSB) Graduate Program should apply to the BMSB Graduate Program.

Application Deadline: December 5

 

ATTENTION! Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology (BMSB) Graduate Program Applicants

All applicants are only required to submit the requested documents posted below. If Decision Desk is requiring you to submit a document that is not listed below, (i.e. writing sample) please state "Not required for application" within the appropriate section. The department is aware that Decision Desk will inform you that your application is "incomplete" and we apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. If all required material is submitted, we will review your application. Please contact the graduate office if you have any questions.  

NOTE: Biophysics and Theory/Computation Research

Students interested in the Biophysics or in Theory/Computation research may select between tracks in the  Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology (BMSB) Graduate Program or the Chemistry Graduate Program.

 

 US Domestic Students

Step 1:  Complete the UCLA Graduate Application.

  • The Application Fee is $80 for U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents.

Step 2:  Upload and input the following to the UCLA application:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
    • Input the name and email address of each recommender. UCLA will send an automated email with instructions to your recommender. Your recommender will have the opportunity to complete the evaluation online and upload his/her letter.

Step 3:  Submit all supplementary materials to the Graduate Office:

  • Official General and Subject GRE Score *
    • GRE Codes:
      • UCLA - R4837
      • General Chemistry - 0301
      • Biochemistry - 0202
  • One (1) Official Transcript
    • UCLA undergraduates may submit unoffical transcripts

 

International Students

Step 1:  Complete the UCLA Graduate Application.

  • The Application Fee is $100 for international applicants.

Step 2:  Upload and input the following to the UCLA application:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
    • Input the name and email address of each recommender. UCLA will send an automated email with instructions to your recommender. Your recommender will have the opportunity to complete the evaluation online and upload his/her letter.

Step 3:  Submit all supplementary materials to the Graduate Office:

  • Official General and Subject GRE Score*
    • GRE Codes:
      • UCLA - R4837
      • General Chemistry - 0301
      • Biochemistry - 0202
  • English Requirement (submit one from below):
    • Official TOEFL score of at least 560 on the paper exam or 220 on the computer exam
    • Official TOEFL iBT score of at least 87
    • Official IELTS overall band score of at least 7.0
  • Two (2) Official Transcripts
    • One copy in English and one copy in the language of instruction is required

 

Graduate Office Address:

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate Office
University of California, Los Angeles
607 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569
 

If you have questions regarding the application, please send your inquiries to: chemgrad@chem.ucla.edu.