Ph.D. On Campus


University of Utah

48 months
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Research programs leading to the Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy degree at University of Utah are offered in the areas of analytical, biological, inorganic, materials, organic, and physical chemistry and in chemical physics. Please refer to our website to learn about the research interests of our faculty members.


All Chemistry graduate students at University of Utah are encouraged to select a research director and to begin their thesis research no later than the end of the second semester in residence. The graduate program is flexible in order to meet the specific objectives of the candidate. It is possible to work on a problem involving collaborations with more than one faculty member.

Learning outcomes

At the beginning of the third year, all students must pass an informal oral examination designed to assure that significant progress has been made in the design and execution of the Ph.D. research project. Students are required to give a seminar in the Department. The Ph.D. course of study typically requires 4-5 years. The final requirement for graduation is an oral defense of a thesis written by the candidate as a formal exposition of his or her research accomplishments.

The Graduate Education Committee monitors the progress of students. This committee handles all problems students might have with degree requirements and is the place to go to seek clarification and consideration.

Programme Structure

  • Students complete a series of approximately eight half-semester courses during their first year in residence. 
  • The choice of courses depend upon the area of specialization. All students receive counseling to assist them with the proper choice of courses.

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  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized four-year college, university, or institute of technology.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE scores are required. Applicants should take the package of General Test measures containing the Mathematical Reasoning test.
  • TSE score of at least 50.
  • TOEFL score of at least 630 on the paper based exam or 250 on the computer based exam.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1176 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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