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About Utah State University. www.usu.edu
Founded in 1888, Utah State University is one of the 146 R1 universities in the US (Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education). R1 category consists of doctoral universities with very high research activity. As a strong engagement in research and education institution, USU is committed to continuing a rich tradition of excellence in teaching and research.
The main campus of USU is located in Logan, Cache Valley, a very safe and beautiful place surrounded by mountains. Logan is placed #41 in the 100 best cities to live in the USA. Utah is also a beautiful state, nearby many amazing National Parks (see more https://www.nps.gov/state/ut/index.htm).
Zion National Park (from getyourguide)
About the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. https://www.usu.edu/chem
The department hosts many cutting-edge research programs including Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Photochemistry, Computational Chemistry, Materials, Energy Related Materials, and Environmental Chemistry. Research output has been published in high ranked journals such as Nature research journals, Science, ACS journals, PNAS, etc.
Graduate student enrollment in the Department of Chem and BioChem.
Program overview: Program Overview | Chemistry & Biochemistry | USU
GPA 3.0 or higher for the terms that include your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
The GRE is NOT required for admission to the program
English score: TOEFL internet-based > 79, IELTS > 6.0 (and a minimum scores of 5 on each subscale). Except for the citizenship of the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, or Australia. If you have an undergraduate degree, with attendance of at least two years, from an institution in one of these countries, you will not be required to provide additional evidence of English proficiency.
Statement of Purpose
Resume or CV
Three Letters of Recommendation
Official Transcripts and Degree Certifications from all institutions attended
The Department may cover the application fee cost for exceptionally competitive applicants.
What financial support is offered?
The department offers financial support to students in the form of teaching assistantships and research assistantships. All applications for admission to the Graduate School constitute an application for financial assistance; it is not necessary to file a separate request. The current support package includes:
$26,000 annual assistantship salary
Full cost of tuition (up to $15,900 a year)
80% of health insurance premiums
$1,000 one-time signing bonus
Other scholarships are available through Utah State University. Students are notified via their student email account when applications are available.