Admissions Information, Applications & Instructions
The ESF Graduate School
All graduate chemistry applications are handled through the Graduate School.
- ESF Graduate School Admission page
complete admissions and program information for all prospective graduate students
The Graduate School
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
What the Department of Chemistry looks for in applicants:
- interest in our areas of specialization
- a strong background in chemistry, including at least one course in analytical chemistry and one in physical chemistry
- ability to succeed in research as indicated by:
- academic ability
- energy and intellectual independence
- previous research experience, including presentations and/or publications
Chemistry Admission FAQ
Answers to many admission questions...
Application Target Dates
|Semester of Matriculation||Application Deadline *|
|*Applications completed by these deadlines by these dates will normally receive decisions by mid-March for fall matriculation and by early December for spring matriculation.|
For International Students
Students from countries outside of the U.S. are required to submit additional forms to verify English proficiency skills and provide evidence of financial support for the duration of their studies. See Admissions Information for International Students. To download supplemental forms, go to the SUNY website.
An I-20 (required for the F-1 student visa application process) will be issued only after a student has been officially admitted to the college; provides proof of adequate financial support documentation for one year of expenses at ESF; and submits the Commitment to Enroll Form (included in the acceptance materials) indicating that s/he will attend ESF in the upcoming semester.
Mail graduate applications and all supporting documents to:
Office of Instruction & Graduate Studies
One Forestry Drive, 227 Bray Hall
Syracuse, NY 13210