- Priority: January 5
- Final: June 1
Apply for Graduate Admission online.
Find answers to questions and get further details from the Office of Graduate Studies.
- M.S. Plan I (Thesis)
Applicants are expected to have taken the following coursework:
- Organic Chemistry: 1 year, equivalent to UC Davis courses Chemistry (CHE) 128 A, B, C
- Physical Chemistry: equivalent to either UCD Chemistry (CHE) 107 A, B or Chemistry 110 A, B, C
- Inorganic Chemistry or Biochemistry: equivalent to either Chemistry (CHE) 124 A or Biology (BIS) 102, 103
Descriptions of the contents of these courses are here. Any course work deficiencies should be made up by the end of the first academic year by earning a letter grade of ‘B’ or better.
- GRE scores
- Three letters of recommendation
- Application Fee
- TOEFL (if necessary)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
It is highly recommended that applicants take the General GRE no later than December. These scores can be sent electronically to the Graduate Studies (Code: 4834) office or a photocopy of scores can be sent directly to the Graduate Group.
UC Davis requires academic records from each college-level institution you have attended. You will be instructed to upload scanned copies of your transcripts after you have submitted your online application. For more details, visit https://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/submit-transcripts.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required to complete the application for admission. Letters may be from professors, employers or others who have knowledge of the applicant’s academic qualifications or personal characteristics. All Recommendation Letters MUST be submitted electronically via the UC Davis Application system.
A $105 (for US students) or $125 (for international students) fee is charged to everyone applying for admission for the first time or after a lapse of twelve months. It is possible to pay online by credit card/e-check at the time you submit your Online Application for Admission and paper check via mail. All paper checks must be received with 15 days of submitting your application to avoid your application being voided.
If you prefer to send in a check, make your check payable to The Regents of the University of California. Please note that the fee is not refundable under any circumstances, your online application will be held in inactive status until matched with your application fee.
UC Davis Graduate School McNair Fee Waiver Form: This form was designed for McNair Scholar undergraduates (or McNair Scholar alumni) who wish to apply to a UC Davis graduate program. Interested McNair Scholars should print out the Waiver Form and send it to the AgChem Graduate Group. Instructions are on the form.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 550 on the paper exam and 80 on the internet exam is required. The institution code for sending test scores to UC Davis is 4834. Have TOEFL scores sent directly to AgChem Graduate Group.
Graduate students who bring to the university a diverse range of ideas, cultures and backgrounds are rare gems! The Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Graduate Group values a diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds, and experiences among its students – as this diversity strengthens and enriches our research, scholarship, and teaching. A diverse graduate student population also enhances the academic experiences of all students.
We are committed to a multicultural academic environment that supports the success of all graduate students. Diversity among students, faculty, and staff is an integral factor in graduate education at UC Davis, to achieve an equitable, hospitable and inclusive educational environment. More information on university diversity can be found here.
Notification & Inquiries
The Admissions Committee of the Graduate Group reviews each complete application and makes a recommendation to the Dean of Graduate Studies. The Dean makes the final decision and will notify the applicant. Applicants inquiring about their admission status should contact Graduate Admissions, not the Graduate Group. However, inquiries regarding letters of recommendation and/or GRE scores should be directed to the Graduate Group Program.