The Chemistry program at Iowa State University has a pre-application process. Apply ONLY to Chemistry initially using the departmental online application found on our webpage at or above under the Apply Now button. We review your file in house and if you receive an offer of admission and accept, we will pay your application fee to the University..

Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: None

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Biomolecular Science (Ph.D.); Chemical Education (M.S., Ph.D.); Chemical Instrumentation (Ph.D.); Forensic Chemistry (M.S., Ph.D.); Industrial Chemistry (Ph.D.); Materials Chemistry (Ph.D.);

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  1. 1. Have an understanding of the literature in your discipline
  2. 2. Identify problems relevant to the sub-field of chemistry
  3. 3. Learn to gather, organize, analyze, and report data
  4. 4. Develop the skills to test hypotheses and solve research problems
  5. 5. Communicate research effectively, in both written and oral forms

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Amy Carver
Phone: 515-294-7810
E-mail Address:


Application Deadlines: International deadline: January 15. Domestic deadline: February 1 We do not offer spring admission.

Program Requires GRE: No

Program Requires GMAT : No

Departmental on-line application
TOEFL scores are REQUIRED for international applicants.

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 573
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 89
PTE 60
Duolingo 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

Chemistry Graduate Admissions
1605 Gilman Hall
2415 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1021