- Ninety credit hours beyond bachelor's degree - 18-30 hours of coursework, including CHEM 5011 seminar
- Sixty credit hours beyond master's degree - approval of M.S. degree required from OSU Graduate College
- Qualifying exam
- Final oral exam covering dissertation
- Research and seminars
through graduate teaching and graduate research assistantships.
Research and Faculty
Cutting-edge research programs in all areas of chemistry and other related interdisciplinary sciences are actively pursued through our department. Additionally, our faculty members are accomplished scientists and researchers in their respective fields, providing you with mentorships and other resources to help you achieve your goals.
- Bachelor's degree in chemistry required
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Three references with email addresses
- GRE not required
- International applicants who aren't native English speakers must submit one of the following:
- TOEFL iBT minimum scores of 20 for reading and listening, 22 for writing and speaking, and 79 total
- IELTS minimum scores of 6.5 on reading, listening and writing, with overall minimum score of 6.5
- Students that earn TOEFL and IELTS score lower than requirements may be admitted provisionally with the requirement to complete OSU English courses
- February 15th (fall admission)
- September 15th (spring admission)
Application Fee Waivers:
We will consider all application fee waiver requests at the same time 15 days prior to the application deadline (so Feb 1st for Fall and Sep 1st for Spring). Applications must be complete other than payment to be considered.
Cost & Assistance
Most graduate students are supported as either teaching assistants or research assistants.
Generally, first-year students serve as teaching assistants. The experience gained
from a teaching assistantship is a valuable part of the total educational experience
of a graduate student. An incoming graduate assistant will usually teach in the general
chemistry laboratory program. This involves the supervision of laboratory sections
of approximately 30 students, plus leading the discussion sections that precede the
Fellowship awards for incoming students are also available on a competitive basis for applicants with outstanding records.