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Master of Science in Applied Chemical Science & Technology


The University of Washington Master of Science in Applied Chemical Science & Technology program is designed for both recent college graduates and working lab/research technicians who want the latest training in the chemical science and technology field.

Application Deadlines

Applicants can apply to begin the program in autumn or winter quarter. 

Quarter  Application Deadline
Autumn 2024 January 31, 2024
Winter 2025 April 30, 2024

Autumn 2025
(Combined Undergraduate Program)

August 31, 2024

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in the natural sciences or engineering from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the last graded 60 semester credits or the last 90 graded quarter credits
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English.

Required Application Materials

  • UW Graduate School online application and fee
  • Unofficial transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three recommendations
  • Proof of English language proficiency if English is not your native language

Application Steps

To apply to the Master of Science in Applied Chemical Science & Technology, you'll submit your application materials online through the UW Graduate School website. 

Step One: Prepare to Apply

Get transcripts from each college or university previously attended for credit. Download unofficial transcripts or scan printed copies.

Update your resume or curriculum vitae.

Write your statement of purpose. This one- to two-page statement should describe your long-term career objectives, reasons for undertaking graduate study, important professional experiences or contributions, and the skills and knowledge you will bring to the program. In short, your statement should address why you are applying to this program. 

Identify three people who can recommend you to the program. Consider asking current or former employers or supervisors or former teachers. Make sure you choose people who can judge your capacity to undertake graduate-level studies and speak to the unique qualities you will bring to the program.

You'll need the email addresses of your references for the Graduate School application. They'll each be sent an email directing them to a secure website where they'll submit their recommendations.

Step Two: Apply

1. Start your online application to the UW Graduate School.
2. In the Program Selection tab, choose these options:

  • Select your application type: Graduate
  • Narrow your search: By Degree
  • Filter by degree: Master's
  • Select your program: Chemistry - Applied Chemical Science and Technology (MS)

3. Upload all required documents.

4. Pay the nonrefundable application fee and submit your application.

International Applicants

International applicants are welcome to apply to the Master of Science in Applied Chemical Science & Technology. You are considered an international applicant if you are not a U.S. citizen, immigrant or permanent resident. International applicants must meet all admission requirements for the program.

Visa Status

International students must have a visa status that allows for academic study at the University of Washington. If you’re admitted to the Master of Science in Applied Chemical Science & Technology program and plan to attend on an F-1 or J-1 visa, you must study full time — at least 10 credits per quarter — to maintain your visa status. For more information, review the citizenship and visa status section of the Graduate School application process page, and contact Graduate Enrollment Management Services at if you have any questions.

English Language Proficiency

International applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. The UW Graduate School’s Policy 3.2 describes several ways you can do this.

If you’re submitting test scores, you must have a minimum score of 92 on the TOEFL iBT. Test scores must be sent directly to the UW by the Educational Testing Service using institution code 4854. Only scores less than two years old will be accepted.

More Information

International Applicant Information

Visa Information for F-1 Students and J-1 Exchange Visitors

Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Option For UW Chemistry Undergrads

This option provides a seamless educational transition for University of Washington undergraduate students who are pursuing their bachelor's degree in chemistry and wish to continue their education in the UW Master of Science in Applied Chemical Science & Technology program. Students apply at the end of their junior year to begin in the fall after their senior year. To learn more, contact us