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Chemistry, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #651 (QS) , TX,
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Houston offers programs leading to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in analytical, biological, inorganic, materials, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry.

About

With nationally recognized faculty who pursue research which provides a rich learning environment with the use of a wide variety of instrument facilities and excellent technical staff who support the research and teaching efforts within the department, recipients will have acquired a broad and in-depth knowledge of the discipline meeting the national standards of the discipline. Our graduates successfully find employment after they graduate in academia, government labs, and industry.

Research in the organic chemistry division spans a wide range of areas, ranging from the synthesis and study of complex natural products and medicinally important compounds to the development of practical synthetic methodologies to access diverse classes of molecules. Many research groups are engaged in interdisciplinary projects, such as work in the fields of supramolecular chemistry, surface chemistry, chemical sensors, chemical biology, bioorganic chemistry, and renewable energy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    54 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Inorganic Chem 
  • Mechanisms
  • Bonding 
  • Thermodynamcs & Kinects 
  • Spectroscopy 
  • Quantum Chemistry 
  • Inorganic Material Analysis 
  • Organometallic Chemistry 
  • Solid State Chemistry 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Official transcripts 
  • Resume or CV 
  • Statement of Goals
  • Three letters of reference 
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

  • International

    849 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 849 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    334 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 334 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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