Personal Statement

Personal statements should be at least one page typed. Your statement should discuss your previous academic work in chemistry including: course work, research experience, other educational experiences, teaching or other relevant employment, publications, and your plans for graduate study and a professional career.

There is no maximum length, word count, or other formatting requirements. We do not ask that you answer any program specific questions. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office if you have any further questions.


Graduate Admissions Office

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
109 Noyes Laboratory, MC-712, Box 57-1
505 South Mathews Avenue 
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-6245
Fax: (217) 244-7091