Ph.D. On Campus

Chemical Physics

Columbia University

36 months
27360 USD/year
27360 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The PhD degree in Chemical Physics at Columbia University is conferred on qualified students whose interests lie in areas of research that overlap both chemistry and physics.


Chemical Physics at Columbia University has played a major role in the development of the study of chemistry in the US. Until World War II, Columbia University dominated the academic scene by numbers, graduating more PhDs and staffing more academic posts in chemistry than any other US university. 

Students at Chemical Physics at Columbia University will gain:

  • broad knowledge of general chemistry 
  • broad knowledge of general physics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Molecular Modeling
  • Special Topics in Physical Chemistry
  • Interfaces and Condensed Phases
  • Intermediate Statistical Mechanics
  • Advanced Statistical Mechanics
  • Spectroscopy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Columbia does not offer a free-standing program in Chemical Physics leading to the MA only; therefore, the subcommittee will consider applications only from prospective graduate students who intend to pursue a PhD degree.
  • one transcript showing courses and grades per school attended
  • a statement of academic purpose
  •  three letters of evaluation from academic sources

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13680 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    27360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13680 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 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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