Ph.D. On Campus

Chemical Physics

The Ohio State University

36 months
40507 USD/year
37140 USD/year
12424 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Chemical Physics Program at The Ohio State University is probably the country's largest, most comprehensive and exciting. Our faculty members are doing innovative work on all of the atomic and molecular properties of matter, our facilities are comprehensive and our research environment is challenging.


Key facts:

  • These qualities combine to make The Ohio State University's program in Chemical Physics one of your best choices as you seek the training and skills necessary to succeed as a scientist.  
  • We encourage you, if possible, to visit the campus for a firsthand look at our facilities and the people who could be a part of your career in chemical physics. We think that you will find our program at Ohio State to be exceptionally strong and stimulating.
  • All students admitted to the Chemical Physics program are offered full tuition support and a generous stipend, either as a Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA) or through a fellowship offer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics 
  • Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics/Kinetics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Frontiers in Spectroscopy
  • Laser and Optics
  • Kinetics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic Physics/Spectroscopy
  • Analytic Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry
  • Mathematics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Submit documentation that demonstrates fulfillment of the following:

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential)
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    40507 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40507 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    37140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37140 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    12424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12424 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

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


Graduate Associateships

Associateships are the primary source of financial assistance. Most graduate associates work 20 hours a week for nine months in exchange for payment of resident and non-resident tuition and fees, a monthly stipend, and 85 percent of health insurance. No repayment is necessary.


Graduate fellowships are limited in number and are awarded on a competitive basis. Most graduate fellowship awards provide a monthly stipend, payment of resident and non-resident tuition, and 85 percent of health insurance. No repayment is necessary.

Federal loans

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for government-sponsored loans (which must be repaid). 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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