Ph.D. On Campus


University of Tennessee Knoxville

36 months
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
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The PhD program with a concentration in chemical physics is conducted jointly with the Department of Physics.  The Chemistry program is offered by the University of Tennessee Knoxville.



Requirements depend on the choice of the major department. Chemistry departmental requirements include passing the above degree requirements plus 6 additional credit hours in physics at the 500-level or above. Three of the additional physics credit hours can be used to satisfy the 18 credit hour requirement listed above. The Chemistry program is offered by the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Programme Structure

The requirements for the PhD in chemistry (except for the chemical physics concentration) consist of the satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Research and a dissertation to give at least 24 credit hours of graduate credit in CHEM 600. Registration must be continuous from the beginning of research.
  • Required participation in seminar (CHEM 501) at the beginning of the period of graduate study until 6 credit hours of satisfactory credit has been obtained.
  • Prescribed courses based on performance on diagnostic examinations.
  • 18 additional credit hours in courses at the 500-level or above 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The completed online Graduate Application for Admission 
  • A non-refundable application fee 
  • One unofficial transcript from all colleges and universities attended submitted on-line at the time of application to the Graduate School
  • The submission of official transcripts and degree certificates
  • Departmental application
  • Reference letters or rating forms

Tuition Fee

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    31798 USD/year
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    13380 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
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