Feb 02, 2023  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, PhD


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Program Requirements


Degree concentrations are offered in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Research areas also include bio-organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials chemistry, chemical physics and other areas.

MS degree candidates must complete 24 hours of coursework and six hours of research culminating in a satisfactory thesis.

The primary requirement for the PhD degree is the performance of original research leading to a dissertation. PhD degree candidates must qualify to pursue the degree by completing a flexible curriculum of coursework designed to demonstrate broad chemical awareness, a distribution requirement and a focus area requirement. Some coursework requirements may also be satisfied by examination. Students must complete 18 graduate credits in their first year of study and must have a GPR of 3.00 or better by the end of their third semester.

Admission to candidacy for the PhD degree requires completion of a comprehensive examination in the area of concentration. This exam takes the form of several written cumulative exams, followed by an oral presentation before a faculty committee.

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