Ph.D. On Campus


The University of Vermont

48 months
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
683 USD/credit 20490 USD/year
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The Chemistry department offers M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs  at The University of Vermont in analytical, inorganic, organic or physical chemistry. In recent years about eight students per year have received the Ph.D.


The educational philosophy of the department allows for considerable flexibility in a student's graduate program. You may take courses in fields outside the department, such as biochemistry, pharmacology, physics, mathematics, environmental science, and other science areas in a program tailored to your interests and needs. In the chemistry department, courses are offered in inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, physical inorganic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, physical organic chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, advanced analytical chemistry, optical spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, quantum chemistry and polymer chemistry.

We evaluate applications based on transcript information, GRE (general test), statement of purpose, and recommendation letters in order to develop an understanding of an applicant's likelihood of succeeding in our program. Most successful graduate students started with a strong background in all four sub-disciplines of chemistry, and many engaged in research during their undergraduate careers. Non-traditional students, such as those who worked in the chemical industry after graduation, have also been successful. 

Learning outcomes

Chemistry undergraduates at The University of Vermont who will be graduating and wish to enter our graduate program are not admitted to the Ph.D. program. We feel that diversity of experience is important in professional development, so we encourage our undergraduates to go on to other nationally recognized programs. However, we do admit occasional UVM undergraduates to our master’s program for two reasons: to allow undergraduate biochemistry majors to take chemistry coursework to prepare them for a Ph.D. program in chemistry and to allow students who have significant ties to the Burlington area to remain for an additional time.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Current Topics in Chemistry
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Chemical Investigations
  • Analytical Spectroscopy
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research
  • Independent Lit Rsch Project
  • Rsch Prob Conception&Solution

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ph.D. students are required to take a minimum of three core courses within their area of chemistry specialization (division). In addition, Ph.D. students must meet a distribution requirement by taking a minimum of one course of advanced level work in each of 2 areas outside of their division. 
  • Courses that are valued at 1 credit may not be used to satisfy any coursework requirement, and only one 2-credit course may be used. Thus, the minimum course load for a Ph.D. student is five graduate courses. The Department of Chemistry requires that Ph.D. students maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    20490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Burlington

1269 - 1888 USD /month
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