Graduate Program in Medicinal Chemistry
Applying to the Program

Most students in the Medicinal Chemistry program (program code 16:663) have undergraduate degrees in chemistry, pharmacy, or biochemistry. Students should have completed two semesters of organic chemistry, with laboratory, and two semesters of physical chemistry at their undergraduate institution. Applicants must submit their scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test (subject tests are not required). Applicants from foreign countries are required to submit their scores associated with the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). When submitting GRE and TOEFL / IELTS scores, please note that the Institution Code for Rutgers, School of Graduate Studies New Brunswick is 2790 and the Department Code for Medicinal Chemistry is 0621. For further information about GRE and TOEFL / IELTS test scores, please see the School of Graduate Studies website . International applicants are also required to submit financial documentationCompleted applications should be submitted online by:

  • February 1- for Full Consideration of Financial Support
  • May 1 – for International students and June 1- for Domestic students for Fall Admission
  • December 1 – for Spring Admission (all students)

The application must be completed online through the graduate admissions website and consists of the completed application, the $70 application fee, three letters of recommendation, an official transcript, personal statement, GRE test scores (general exam), and the TOEFL / IELTS Examination Score (when applicable). All documents should be uploaded to your application.  Uploading  your curriculum vitae (CV) with your application is suggested but is optional.

*Please note that application fees cannot be waived.

Inquiries about the status of your application (please do not inquire about your application status until after February 15 for Fall admissions) or general questions about the Medicinal Chemistry Program should be directed to the Medicinal Chemistry Admissions Coordinator.