College of Arts & Sciences


Admission to the Ph.D. program is granted upon completion of degree requirements for the M.S. and passing a matriculation examination to qualify as matriculated doctoral students. To take this matriculation examination, the student must secure permission of their mentor and have at least a “B” average in coursework. The examination is oral and pertains to the proposed research problem.

Upon matriculating for the doctoral degree, the student also is required to demonstrate mastery of the current literature in the chosen area of study through a series of cumulative examinations.

Foreign students must provide proper immigration documents and have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 for the paper-based test and 80 for the Internet-based test (22 for the speaking portion).

All prospective Chemistry students must complete an online application and a departmental application form in addition to their graduate application to the College of Arts and Sciences.

International applicants should review this page for additional requirements.

You may also visit our campus to learn more about our program and facilities.

Application Deadline

The deadline for graduate applications for the fall semester is July 1; the deadline for the spring semester is November 1.  Late applications may be admitted as “special students pending evaluation.”

Financial Aid Options

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers teaching assistantships for the academic year to provide teaching as well as research support.  Research fellowships also are available to students at the start of their second year of study. 

In addition to the assistantship or fellowship award, the Reverend Owen Garrigan Graduate Biochemistry Supplemental Award is given to an incoming student who will complete graduate work in the biochemistry area.  This award is available each year to supplement the stipend of one or more full-time graduate students. 

Also, Seton Hall University is one of the beneficiaries of the Clare Booth Luce Fund, which supports women in science.  Research fellowships for female graduate students are available on a competitive basis.

Financial Aid Information
For a summary of the loan options and graduate assistantships that are available for graduate students, click here »

G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program
Eligible veterans and active duty military personnel will receive a considerable contribution toward their tuition from the Veterans Administration and Seton Hall University. To learn more about this program and the eligibility requirements go to the GI Bill Website or contact Garland Foster, a financial aid representative, at or (973) 275-2597.”

Program Chair
Stephen Kelty, Ph.D.

(973) 761-9414
McNulty Hall, 216

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