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The Department of Chemistry offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry. The Ph.D. in Chemistry is awarded to candidates who have displayed an in-depth understanding of the subject matter and demonstrated the ability to make an original contribution to knowledge in their field of specialty. 
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  • The Ph.D. program is broad-based and will prepare students for a variety of options in chemistry and related fields upon graduation.
  • Chemistry includes graduate programs of study in analytical chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, biophysical chemistry, biochemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.
  • Faculty expertise in each of the interest areas offers the opportunity for direct student-faculty interaction for thesis or dissertation development through coursework and research. Additional cooperative projects and programs are available with other area research institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Directed Research.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
  • Graduate School Application: Yes.
  • Test Scores: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from a recent (no more than five years old) administration of the examination.
  • Resume: Professional Résumé or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required from academic or professional sources familiar with the applicant’s academic background, attesting to the student’s academic and personal attributes for success in the program and potential for contributing substantially to a field of study related to the degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25078 USD/semester
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    25078 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    8246 USD/semester
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