How to Apply

The deadline for applications to the Graduate Program is March 31st each year, though early submission of applications is strongly encouraged. Competitive candidates will be invited to attend one of several on-campus interview days. Students unable to come to on-campus interviews will be interviewed via a video call. Matriculation into the program is limited to the beginning of the Fall term. Information regarding the application process and the program can be obtained by contacting the Office of Research Education and Training by phone (251) 460-6153 or e-mail

To Apply

Click here to apply. Additional information for international students is available from the Office of Immigration and International Admissions.

Minimum Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Satisfactory standing at the last educational institution attended.
  • Satisfactory scores on all standardized achievement examinations. The GRE is required, and should have been taken within 5 years of the start of the intended Fall term. International applicants must complete the TOEFL, IELTS, iTEP, or PTE. 
  • Two semesters or three quarters of undergraduate coursework are recommended in each of the following areas: Physics, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, English Composition, and Mathematics (including Calculus and Statistics).

Required Application Materials

Applications will not be considered for review by the Graduate Admissions Committee until all of the following materials have been received:

  • A completed application
  • Receipt of transcripts, personal statement, and letters of recommendation
  • Official reports for standardized tests taken (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, iTEP, or PTE)