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Doctorate in Chemistry

OSU's Department of Chemistry graduate program aims to create next-generation professionals and leaders for academia and industry. Our program is aimed at helping you develop a pronounced ability to perform independent, creative scientific research.

Curriculum

  • 90 credit hours beyond bachelor's degree - 18-30 hours of coursework, including CHEM 5011 seminar
  • 60 credit hours beyond master's degree - approval of MS degree required from OSU Graduate College
  • Qualifying exam
  • Dissertation
  • Final oral exam covering dissertation
  • Research and seminars
 
 

FUNDyour PhD

through graduate teaching and graduate research assistantships.

 

Research and Faculty

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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.

Meet our Departmental Faculty

 

Admissions

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry required
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Three references with email addresses

 

Test Scores:

  • 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 

Application Deadline:

  • March 13 (Fall Admission)

Cost & Assistance

Most graduate students in the Department of Chemistry 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 labs.

Fellowship awards for incoming students are also available on a competitive basis for applicants with outstanding records.

 

Cost

Assistantships and Scholarships

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