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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Chemistry (PhD)

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Program Requirements

Complete a minimum of 60 credits from at least 15 courses including one core course, five track courses, six graduate seminars, and a minimum of 20 credits in dissertation courses.

Students must pass a literature seminar in the first year of study.

Track: Students must select a track from green chemistry, biological chemistry, chemistry education research, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, or physical/analytical chemistry.
Doctoral candidacy: Pass four written qualifying exams (at least two of which are in the track), and an oral qualifying exam.
Dissertation: Candidates must complete and defend a dissertation based on original research.

Statute of limitations: Seven years.

Course Requirements

Core Course (4 Credits)

Track Courses (15 to 20 Credits)

Complete five courses required for one of the tracks below.


Graduate Seminar (6 Credits)

Take one from below each semester.

Dissertation Course (20 Credits)

Literature Seminar

During the second semester of enrollment, students are expected to fulfill their literature seminar requirement. The literature seminar requires students to deliver a talk presenting current research on a topic of interest.

Students work closely with their advisor and the seminar instructor to obtain approval for their topic and to prepare for the presentation.

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