Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry Major)

Concentrations are available in Analytical, Computational, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry. The Ph.D. degree requires 72 hours approved by the student's advisory committee:

  • Up to 15 hours in 6000 level courses (see diagnostic requirements)
  • At least 12 hours in courses numbered 7100/8100 - 7899/8899, with at least two areas of chemistry represented (courses must be in chemistry or a related discipline approved by the student's advisory committee)
  • Presentation (CHEM 7911) and Advanced Presentation (CHEM 8911)
  • Up to three hours of seminar (CHEM 7913; students are expected to attend all department seminars while in residence)
  • Up to 42 hours in research and independent study (CHEM 7001/8001, 7910/8910, 9000)
  • Comprehensive examinations, including written cumulative examinations and a research prospectus

Further details may be found in the Graduate Catalog.

Information for after you earn your degree: