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Ph.D. On Campus

Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Missouri–St. Louis

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The Chemistry Department has a strong research emphasis but is of medium size, allowing substantial interaction between research advisors and Ph.D. students of the Chemistry and Biochemistry program at University of Missouri–St. Louis. 

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Key Features

There is an international make-up to the faculty and postdoctoral fellows, and there are graduate students presently in the department from the United States and abroad. The department is very well equipped with modern instrumentation and computing resources. These include outstanding NMR, X-ray and Mass Spectrometry facilities, with two 300 MHz and one 600 MHz NMR spectrometers, two single-crystal and one powder X-ray diffractometers, a JEOL M station and GC-MS facilities. Areas of research specialization include the traditional areas of Inorganic, Organic, Physical chemistry, and Biochemistry, as well as organometallic, supramolecular, interfacial and computational chemistry, laser spectroscopy and the study of new materials. Former graduates are employed in research positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, in academic positions, and in other areas such as high-tech computer applications.

Graduate Assistantships, for those entering the Chemistry and Biochemistry program at University of Missouri–St. Louis in either August or January, are presently in excess of $18,000. In addition, a number of competitive research fellowships are available to the most highly qualified students. The university offers a health insurance plan and help in finding on- or off-campus housing will be provided. Overall the University of Missouri-St. Louis offers a strong research and educational commitment, generous stipends and good future employment prospects. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Laboratory in Instrumental Analysis
  • Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory 
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemical Laboratory

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants with at least a B.A. or a B.S. degree in chemistry (or the equivalent) may be admitted for graduate study in chemistry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis as pre-candidates for the doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. 
  • Admission to the Graduate School may be under regular, restricted, or provisional classification. Provisional admission is granted for one term to those students who appear to qualify for regular admission, but who have not submitted all the required admission information (e.g. general GRE scores, official transcripts, etc.). Provisional students will be reclassified to regular status after receipt of the required material.


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