Chemistry (PhD)

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Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree. It signifies that the recipient is able to conduct independent research and has both a broad basic knowledge of all areas of chemistry and a comprehensive knowledge of one field in particular.

Since graduate students arrive with a variety of backgrounds, some with M.S. degrees from other institutions in the United States and abroad, the program of courses for each student is designed in consultation with the director of graduate studies, taking each student’s specific background, experience, and interests into account.


All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

See Chemistry for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.