Graduate Admissions

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Apply to one of two graduate degree programs: Chemistry & Chemical Physics


CCB Graduate Students

Admissions Requirements

Standardized Exams

Standardized Exams

  • Required: GRE General and GRE Chemistry Subject (physics, biochemistry, or related subjects may be substituted, if appropriate)
  • To submit scores for the December deadline, exams should be taken no later than November
  • The Educational Testing Service (ETS) sends scores to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) with institutional code 3451
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Application Submission

  • The GSAS handles all graduate applications and recommendation letters
  • Chemistry & Chemical Biology is one of the programs under the Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) consortium, a federation of Harvard life sciences PhD programs, departments, and subject areas that facilitates cross-disciplinary academic and research collaboration
  • CCB does not require an interview
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Financial Support

  • CCB supports graduate students through department fellowships, teaching fellowships, research assistantships, and independent external fellowships
  • In addition, awarded financial support covers 12 months of study and enables students to pursue research throughout the year
  • We guarantee tuition and stipend to all students with satisfactory academic standing and research


Application Deadline: December 1, 2018


Admissions Decisions & Campus Visit

We announce admissions decisions in February. All accepted students receive an invitation to attend our G-0 Campus Visit scheduled on March 14 & 15th, 2019.

NOTE: we do not offer a terminal master's degree