- 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
- 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
- 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.