May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Materials Chemistry (Ph.D.)

Program Overview

Gain an in-depth knowledge of chemistry and develop leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills within a research-intensive environment. Learn to conduct original, high-impact research with active mentorship from a faculty member. Choose from a variety of research topics that span the major disciplines within chemistry, including interdisciplinary, collaborative projects. Produce a record of peer-review publication and network with peers in the scientific community. Learn more at

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:

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Department of Chemistry
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