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Admissions Information, Applications & Instructions

The ESF Graduate School

All graduate chemistry applications are handled through the Graduate School.

The Graduate School
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 470-6595

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

If you want more information about the graduate program, please follow this link to a brief form.


Application Target Dates

Semester of Matriculation Application Deadline *
Fall January 15
Spring November 1
*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:

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

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