Oct 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry PhD


The doctoral program in Chemistry provides rigorous training in understanding the molecular structures and mechanisms of chemical and biochemical molecules. The program provides diverse opportunities on cutting edge research ranging from organic synthesis to electrochemistry and RNA biology.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the Admission Requirements and Procedures , applicants must submit the following.

  • Official GRE test scores
  • Resumé
  • Statement of Purpose, describing the motivation to pursue graduate study, research interests and experience, faculty research of interest to the applicant, limited to 1,000 words.
  • Contact information for three individuals who can speak to the applicant's academic or professional performance
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must earn a TOEFL score of at least 550 (TOEFL PBT), 217 (TOEFL CBT), or 80 (TOEFL iBT), or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.

Program Requirements and Academic Policies

In addition to meeting the requirements stated in General Degree Requirements  and General Academic Information , students must:

  • Take the qualifying examination before the end of the second semester of study.
  • Participate in the seminar program.
  • Complete a substantial research project and successfully defend a dissertation.

Course Requirements (54 hours)