The PhD in chemistry degree program is designed to produce graduates with a focus on innovation and problem solving in interdisciplinary cutting edge research areas such as organic and inorganic materials, nanotechnology, biotechnology and polymer chemistry. These graduates, with their broad course background, research skills and practical attitudes should find ready employment in industry or academic positions. A spectrum of courses provides the student with a broad knowledge of chemistry.
School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Catalog page: PhD
Degree requirements: Bachelor's in chemistry or equivalent
Test score required: Yes
Combined GRE score of 295 for the verbal and quantitative components. Minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper test), 250 (computer test), or 100 (Internet test).
Letters of recommendation: Required
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Research scientist in public and private sector, academic/industrial scientist, professor
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.