Application materials include:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • We encourage but do not not require applicants to report scores for the GRE general and GRE chemistry subject tests. Our application review process is holistic, and the Graduate Admissions Committee believes that standardized test scores represent only one piece of a candidate’s profile. Therefore, applicants who feel that GRE scores support their case are welcome to include them. Applicants for whom taking the GRE presents a burden or who feel it does not represent their skills are free to not include them
  • The application fee is $75. However, fee waivers may be requested for applicants that have documentation showing they are a part of SACNAS, MARCC, oSTEM and many other organizations. To access the full list to see if you qualify, go to the Krieger Graduate Admission and Enrollment page

Please submit all application materials (including letters of recommendation) by December 15th, 2021 to receive full consideration. Although additional materials submitted past this date will still be considered, the graduate admissions committee will commence reviewing applications on December 15th, 2021.

Assistance with the application process is available. Candidates with questions about the application process, or requests for a GRE General Test waiver (or on other matters related to the application) should contact the Admissions Committee’s Academic Affairs Administrator:

Academic Affairs Administrator
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Chemistry
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Fax: 410-516-8420

There are no fixed requirements for admission. Undergraduate majors in chemistry, biology, earth sciences, mathematics, or physics may apply as well as all well-qualified individuals who will have received a BA degree before matriculation. A select number of applicants will be invited to visit campus to tour our facilities and interact with our faculty members and their lab members over the weekend in March 2022.

Financial Aid and Admissions

About 80 fellowships, research appointments, and teaching assistantships are available for graduate students.