Graduate Resources

The GRE subject test is strongly recommended though not required.

View information on course offerings in Chemistry.
View additional information for foreign students.

The Graduate Student Handbook is a comprehensive guide for current graduate students, with a complete description of requirements and schedules. The Graduate Student Handbooks can be found on the Useful Links webpage.

The Yale Graduate School maintains a database of external fellowships and awards available to current and prospective graduate students.

Most scholastic or financial graduate student affairs are handled in the Department of Chemistry Main Office (SCL 248).

General Information


Laboratory and external door keys may be obtained from the Main Office Staff. A refundable deposit of $5.00 per key is required.


Several parking lots are located near the Department of Chemistry. Follow the link for information on rates, lot locations, regulations and forms. There is a fee for parking during standard business hours; parking is free for students in the evening and on weekends and holidays.

Graduate student resources

Graduate Student Sounding Board provides a forum for discussing issues relating to courses and recruitment and provides students greater opportunity to discuss problems/ideas with their colleagues.

The McDougal Center provides services and facilities designed specifically for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Created in 1997 through a generous gift from Alfred McDougal ’53 and his wife Nancy Lauter, its mission extends beyond the walls of HGS throughout Yale and New Haven. The Center is a great physical space, with the neo-gothic Common Room and Blue Dog Café, meeting rooms, a children’s play area & family resource room, a computer cluster, the Resource Library, the Box Office, offices for the GSA, McDougal staff and student Fellows.

Women in Science at Yale (WISAY) is a group of over two-hundred and fifty undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in issues related to science, often ones pertaining to women in science. WISAY was founded in 1999 by three graduate students who wanted to create a forum for females in all scientific disciplines. Their goal is to advance science through networking, mentoring, and supporting women in science.

Graduate Student Life coordinates programs, services and resources to foster a sense of community among students and postdoctoral fellows in the Graduate School.

The Center for Teaching and Learning contributes to the excellence of teaching and learning at Yale University by preparing graduate students to participate in the classroom as teaching fellows and future faculty members.

The Graduate Writing Center provides support to graduate students in fulfilling their writing requirements and becoming better academic writers.

Graduate Career Services is a comprehensive career center for students and alumni/ae of Yale University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and for postdoctoral fellows.

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Mental Health and Title IX Resources


The Richard Wolfgang Prize

Established in 1971 in memory of Richard Leopold Wolfgang, M.A. Hon 1962, and member of the faculty from 1956 to 1971, it is awarded each year for the best doctoral theses by graduating chemistry students.

The Dox Fellowship

Established to provide stipend support to graduate students in the field of organic chemistry, for recognition of excellence in academic studies and research, from the last Will and Testament of Lucille E. Dox. It is awarded each year to 8-11 graduate students to provide summer stipend support.

T.F. Cooke Award

Established to recognize excellence as a teaching assistant. It is awarded each year to several graduate students based on their teaching evaluations and faculty recommendations.