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Admission Information for Graduate Study in Chemistry

The Graduate School at Binghamton accepts students for the MA, MS and PhD degrees. In chemistry, there is also a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree available through the Graduate School of Education. The graduate program in chemistry considers students on a rolling basis throughout the year, but most applications are reviewed in December/January for Fall admissions. Both September and January admission is possible. Admission to the graduate program is based on transcripts, letters of recommendation and GRE scores. Special considerations are also taken into account.

To be eligible for graduate study in Chemistry, you must:

  • Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following:
    • You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
    • You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
    • You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University
  • Have earned, at minimum, one of the following:
    • A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career
    • A 3.0 GPA during the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
    • A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
    • In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements.

Language and GRE requirements

International students, whose native language is not English, are also required to submit their TOEFL score; applications with a TOEFL under 80 (internet-based test) will not be considered. You are encouraged to apply online at the Graduate School. More detailed information on minimum TOEFL requirements can be found at:

We receive a large number of international applications every year. To be competitive, you will need a TOEFL score of at least 90 (internet-based test), and a combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 310. A high score on the subject test will also help.

Where to apply

All applicants should apply online through the Graduate School website (

Contact Us

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Brian Callahan
Director of Graduate Admissions, Chemistry Department

Last Updated: 9/23/19