Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a chemistry graduate student here at BYU! We are excited to help your graduate experience be as fulfilling as possible. 

DEADLINE FOR FALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED by January 5. Applications open in September.

You can find the application here: 

These are the Chemistry and Biochemistry specific instructions to follow as a part of your application.  

1. You are required to submit a Statement of Intent. Please do not follow the instructions provided in the application.  Instead, please submit a single page, double spaced response. In your Statement of Intent, please address the following questions: What research experiences have you had? Which experiences have had the most impact on your life? 

2. All applicants must participate in a video interview process.  Once you submit your application, you will receive a separate email with detailed instructions on how to complete this video requirement.  The company that we use to collect this interview is known as RIVS. Your application will not be considered submitted by the Department until the RIVS interview is completed.

3. You are required to provide the names of three faculty members whose labs you would be interested in potentially joining. We strongly recommend that you think carefully about these selections, as this information is heavily weighed in the admission process and will greatly shape your graduate experience.  

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