Oct 02, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Materials Chemistry (Ph.D.)

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Program Overview

The doctoral program prepares you for a career as a researcher in academia or industry. The program addresses critical needs in energy, catalysis, security, health and environmental remediation. Our faculty have funding from many national granting agencies. Graduate students may begin their program at the start of either the fall or the spring semester. There is a substantial research component to the program culminating in oral defense of a thesis whose basis is an original contribution to the discipline. The program is designed to allow students to complete both master’s and doctoral requirements within five years. The program has been accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS) since 1941. Learn more at usd.edu/chemistry.

DELIVERY: On campus

Doctor of Philosophy, Materials Chemistry

Major Area Coursework- 58 or 82-88 Credit Hours

Application Requirements

  1. Completed application
  2. $35 application fee
  3. Official transcripts*
  4. Letters of recommendation*
  5. Admission test scores*
  6. Statement of purpose
  7. Resume/CV*

*Requirements for admission vary by program and may require different documentation and have different deadlines. For specific program requirements and submission deadline, visit: catalog.usd.edu.

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization


Department of Chemistry
605-677-5487 | chemistry@usd.edu usd.edu/chemistry

Graduate Admissions
605-658-6200 | gradadmissions@usd.edu  | usd.edu/grad

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