ACS Webinar: Tips for Applying to Graduate School in Chemistry

THIS WEEK: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 @ 2-3pm ET

Are you considering a graduate degree in chemistry? This decision will shape the beginning of your professional career as a chemist, so learning as much as you can about degree options, application process, and the student experience is crucial to making the best decision for yourself.

Join ACS Fellow Brian Gibney of Brooklyn College and the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center as he discusses everything you need to know about pursuing a graduate degree in chemistry. During this free interactive broadcast, discover little known advice about how to apply and prepare, where the international opportunities are, and what to expect overall from this educational journey. This ACS Webinar is co-produced with ACS on Campus.

What You Will Learn

  • What are your graduate degree options in chemistry.
  • How to prepare for applying and attending graduate school in chemistry.
  • What to expect in graduate school in chemistry.

Webinar Details

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021 @ 2-3pm ET
  • Free to attend with the creation of an ACS ID
  • Slides will be available to download on the day of the broadcast
  • Register here

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Bioengineering Graduate Programs

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Bioengineering is currently accepting applications for their bioengineering graduate programs for Fall 2021. These programs welcome students from all academic backgrounds with strong foundations in math and science. Applications are due by December 15, 2020. Apply here.

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Vanderbilt’s Quantitative and Chemical Biology Graduate Program

Vanderbilt’s Quantitative and Chemical Biology (QCB) Graduate Program is recruiting individuals from quantitative STEM disciplines who are interested in biomedical research. This program offers full financial support that covers tuition, fees, health insurance, a competitive stipend, and a first-day bonus. If you have performed any research, there is no application fee and GRE scores are optional. If interested, apply here by January 1st, 2021.

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2019 OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair

Wednesday, November 6th, 4:30-6 p.m.
Performance Hall, 1st Floor of the Ohio Union

The College of Arts and Sciences Student Council will host their 10th annual OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair on Wednesday, November 6th. Attendees can speak with admissions representatives from 20+ graduate and professional programs offered at Ohio State, as well as the pre-law and pre-health academic advisors.

Any and all Ohio State students are invited to attend, where they can learn:

  • Why apply to Ohio State for graduate or professional school?
  • What’s involved in applying?
  • What undergraduate courses and programs can help you prepare?

No RSVP is necessary and free refreshments will be provided. To read more about this event and see a full list of the representatives attending, you can visit the website here.

This event is an option for Student Success Series credit.

CHOPs: Graduate Program Early Preview Weekend


The University of Wisconsin’s Department of Chemistry will be hosting CHOPs (CHemistry OPportunities) from September 12-15, 2019.  This weekend is dedicated to providing a preview of the university’s graduate program. CHOPs is an all-expense paid trip tailored to give potential graduate students an opportunity to visit the university before they apply to graduate school. Activities at CHOPs will include tours, interaction with alumni and graduate students, individual meetings with faculty, research presented by graduate students and faculty, and presentations about life in graduate school and applying to graduate school. This weekend may benefit you even if you are not planning on applying to The University of Wisconsin.

Learn more about CHOPs here.

Apply for CHOPs here before May 18, 2019.

Texas A&M University-Commerce Chemistry M.S.

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If you are a graduating senior with a B.S. in chemistry or biochemistry and aren’t yet committed to a graduate program, consider applying to Texas A&M Commerce’s chemistry M.S. program. If you are interested in chemical or biochemical research, you are especially encouraged to apply! Texas A&M offers 3 chemical M.S. degrees: the Professional Chemistry Track, the Professional Chemical Business Track, and the Professional Chemical Education Track. Apply here. For additional application information, you may contact Graduate Advisor Dr. Laurence Angel at or Department Head Dr. T. West at

Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair

Wednesday, November 7, 4:30-6pm
Ohio Union-Performance Hall

The College of Arts and Sciences Student Council will host their 9th annual OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair on Wednesday, November 7th. Ohio State admissions representatives from 20+ different programs will attend. There will also be an ASC pre-law advisor, an ASC pre-health advisor and representatives from the Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success, Student Financial Aid, the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions, and the Writing Center and Princeton Review in attendance.

This program is an option for Student Success Series credit.

Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. No RVSP necessary. This program is presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council.

Questions? Check the official website or contact Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Programs and ASC Student Council advisor at

Graduate and Professional School Expo

The Graduate and Professional School Expo will be held on September 19, 2018 from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the Performance Hall and Great Hall Meeting Room on the first floor of the Ohio Union.

At the Expo you can meet with more than 100 graduate schools from across the country, explore all of their options, gather information, and make connections with admission officers. Admission is free to all Ohio State students. Professional dress is not required.

Discover UChicago: Graduate School

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is August 15.

The University of Chicago is hosting the Discover UChicago program, an expenses-paid visit weekend occurring October 20-22 for candidates traditionally underrepresented in their fields planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2016.

There will be workshops on applying to graduate school, individual meetings with faculty, opportunities to connect with current UChicago students, as well as exploring  the community and city of Chicago.

UniversityofChicagoStudents who are interested in doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, social service administration, and business, as well as master’s programs in the majority of the University of Chicago’s schools and divisions are encouraged to apply online.


Graduate Preview Program: University of Wisconsin-Madison

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is May 6.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Chemistry is hosting a graduate preview program, CHOPS (CHemistry OPportunitieS), in October.


The CHOPS all-expense paid weekend highlights the strengths of the Department and the culture of Madison. This gives potential applicants an opportunity to see and experience the University before graduate school applications are due.

High-caliber students who may not have considered Madison as their first choice for graduate work are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit the CHOPS website.