We welcome prospective graduate students to visit S&T's Department of Chemistry. Travel funds are available from the Department of Chemistry and S&T's Graduate School.
Admission and Program Requirements for Graduate Students in the department of chemistry, Rev. 5/19/21 (Rev. 10/16/20, Rev. 02/04/20). Compare the general admissions and academic program procedures of S&T and the sections about the master’s degree program and the doctoral degree program.
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Information about Qualifier Examinations and Qualifier Courses.
GA/GTA/GRA assignment requests are made by faculty advisers for their graduate students using this fillable PDF online form. All graduate students must successfully complete the GTA workshop before they can be assigned as graduate teaching assistants (GTA). International graduate students serve as graduate assistants (GA) in their first semester and they are expected to pass the GTA workshop and the SPEAK test by the end of their first semester. The Speech Communication Center offers the GTA workshop and the SPEAK test. Click to read the announcement of the Workshop and Required SPEAK Test for GTAs and to learn about the potential waiver procedure.
At the time GA/GTA/GRA assignment requests are received, the office staff will check whether the graduate students might have any outstanding UM System training requirements in myLearn and/or outstanding S&T EHS General Laboratory Safety Training (GLST) requirements. If there are such outstanding requirements, the graduate students will be reminded of these requirements and requested to demonstrate in the following couple of days that they took and passed all required myLearn and GLST modules. Failure to do so may delay the processing of the GA/GTA/GRA employment paperwork.
Several colleagues have been working earlier in SP21 to formulate a GA/GTA evaluation form for the Department of Chemistry. The form was initially posted in April 2021 and an updated version of October 2021 is posted here as a PDF. The update serves to clarify the work flow. The Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education will organize and oversee the implementation. Instructors supervising GAs and/or GTAs will receive hard copies from the Department Office, one for each GA/GTA.
Report of Mandated Annual Graduate Committee Meeting form (PDF, PDF fillable). Annual reviews are mandated by the “Requirements for Graduate Students” posted above. However, graduate students who passed their Comprehensive Examination or have scheduled their Comprehensive Examination in a given calendar year are exempt from the annual committee review in that calendar year.
Chair, Graduate Recruiting Committee, AY21/22
Chair, Graduate Recruiting Committee, AY20/21
Chair, Graduate Recruiting Committee, AY19/20
The Chair of the Graduate Recruiting Committee also serves as the department’s Graduate Coordinator and is a member of the Council of Graduate Coordinators.
The committee charges are described by the Graduate Recruiting Committee Rules (Version 2.1: 8/11/2021). Version 2.1 includes one addition which is explained in the addendum of 6/1/2021. A generic worksheet on graduate student support (XLSX format) can be downloaded here. Policy Memorandum No. II-20 establishes enrollment requirements for M.S. and Ph.D. students. Policy Memorandum II-26 describes the distribution of the financial cost of tuition and fees between the University and research sponsors.