1. Chemistry Department Application
3. Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation from those who are familiar with applicant’s research capabilities, academic preparation, and work ethic.
4. GRE General Test
The GRE general test is required. Cut off score can vary based on the applicant pool. NMT Institution code with ETS is 4533. Following GRE scores may be used as a guideline to see if the applicant meets the admission standard. This is not a hard bottom-line.
Verbal 145 (25%)
Qunatitative 152 (48%)
Analytical writing 3 (15%).
International students whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency via TOEFL or IELTS. A TOEFL score 80 or above is required to consider for a graduate teaching assistantship. A minimum TOEFL score of 76 is required for the consideration of admission without a teaching assistantship. IELTS score of 6.5 is required if TOEFL scores are not available. NMT Institution code with ETS is 4533
6. Statement of Purpose
Applicant should submit an essay that addresses their research interests, current research experiences, why interested in pursuing a PhD in chemistry, at NMT, and future career goal. This essay should be more than 1000 words but no more than 2000 words.
7. All Official Academic Transcripts
Transcripts must be either sent directly from the issuing institution to the NMT graduate office or they must be in sealed envelope.
Application and Admission
All applicants must hold a minimum of four-year bachelor's degree for admission into any graduate degree program, with the exception of five-year degree programs, which allow admission concurrently with completion of the BS.
For admission consideration, prospective students need to complete the following applications and provide all the supporting documentation. Students must pay the graduate application fee but department may consider reimbursing it for students who join the department. We offer admission in the fall as well as spring. Majority of the admissions are offered for spring semester.
For Prospective Students
- Application and Admission
- Milestones towards PhD
- Transfer Credits
- Faculty Research
- Living in Socorro Area
- Visiting the Department
For Current Students
- Graduate Handbook
- Degree Requirement
- Guide for First Year Students
- Transfer Credits
- Thesis Presentation
- Ethics and Safety