Graduate Program in Medicinal Chemistry
Applying to the Program


Most students in the Medicinal Chemistry program (program code 16:663) have undergraduate degrees in chemistry, pharmacy, or biochemistry. Students should have completed two semesters of organic chemistry, with laboratory, and two semesters of physical chemistry at their undergraduate institution. Applicants must submit their scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test (subject tests are not required). Applicants from foreign countries are required to submit their scores associated with the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). When submitting GRE and TOEFL scores please note that the Institution Code for Rutgers, School of Graduate Studies New Brunswick is 2790 and the Department Code for Medicinal Chemistry is 0621. See the School of Graduate Studies website for further information about GRE and TOEFL test scores. International applicants are also required to submit financial documentation. Completed applications should be submitted online by:

The application must be completed online and consists ot the completed application, the $65 application fee, three letters of recommendation, an official transcript, personal statement, GRE test scores (general exam), and the TOEFL Examination Score (when applicable). Also please note that application fees cannot be waived.

Please mail all supporting documents to:

Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
18 Bishop Place
New Brunswick, NJ  08901

Students with specific interests are also encouraged to email, call, or write directly to the appropriate faculty member. Inquiries about the status of your application (please do not inquire about your application status until after February 15 for Fall admissions) or general questions about the Medicinal Chemistry Program should be directed to the Medicinal Chemistry Admissions Coordinator.