US and Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents and Other Graduates of American and Canadian Colleges and Universities

Apply for Admission to Our Graduate Programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UMBC is pleased to offer citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada, and those students receiving degrees from US and Canadian institutions, the opportunity to apply for admission to the PhD program in Chemistry, the PhD program in Biochemistry, and the MS program in Chemistry without charge. Please take the time to read the online Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Brochure.

To take advantage of the Fee-Free application offer you must be a US or Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of the US or Canada, or a graduate of a US or Canadian college or university. Applications by other individuals are welcomed and encouraged; however, those applicants are required to apply for admission through the formal application process, which requires payment of the application fee. (If your browser does not support forms, please contact the department by mail, telephone or FAX at the address below, or by sending E-mail to

How it works:

  1. Complete the Official UMBC Graduate School Application. You may request an application package via the "Request Information" link above, by mail, telephone, or FAX, or by downloading the application materials from the Graduate School Website. (The downloadable application package is in PDF format and requires the Adobe Acrobat® reader. This software application may be obtained here.)

  2. Submit the application and supporting documentation (transcripts, etc.) directly to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Only applications received directly by the Department which meet the eligibility requirements of this program will not be charged an application fee.

    Completed applications may be sent to:

    Graduate Program Director
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    1000 Hilltop Circle
    Baltimore, MD    21250
    Phone:   (410) 455-2491
    FAX:   (410) 455-2608

Fee-Free applications for admission to our programs for the Fall Semester must be received, along with all supporting documentation, by the Graduate Program Director by March 1. After this date applications may be submitted to the Graduate School according to the instructions in the official application package. The normal application fee will be required for all applications received after the March 1 deadline.