Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry


The PhD in Chemistry degree program is designed to produce graduates with a focus on innovation and problem solving in interdisciplinary cutting edge research areas such as organic and inorganic materials, nanotechnology, biotechnology and polymer chemistry. These graduates, with their broad course background, research skills and practical attitudes should find ready employment in industry or academic positions. A spectrum of courses provides the student with a broad knowledge of chemistry.

Program Information

School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Program: Chemistry

Catalog page: PhD

PhD in Chemistry Fact Sheet

PhD in Chemistry Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Undergraduate preparation equivalent to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is required. The Chemistry program has no other requirements above the general admission requirements. However, admission is competitive and is decided case by case on the basis of the quality of previous relevant academic work, GRE combined score of 295 for the verbal and quantitative components, letters of reference, the student's statement of academic interests and, for foreign students, evidence of fluency in English. Foreign students with TOEFL scores less than 600 (paper test), 250 (computer test), or 100 (internet test) are admitted only in special circumstances.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


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Possible Careers

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: research scientist in public and private sector, academic and industrial scientist and professor.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.



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