Ph.D. in Chemistry Timeline
The time to complete the Ph.D. in Chemistry program is four to six years, with a typical student finishing in five years.
"A great thing about our program is the breadth of our research. You can explore many different areas of Chemistry."
- Dean Tantillo, Professor
- Take and pass four ACS Entrance Exams at the 50th percentile or better or any prescribed undergraduate courses with a grade of "B" or better.
- Meet with faculty and join a research group by the end of the Fall quarter.
- Take up to six graduate courses (one to three per quarter) based on your chosen research area.
- Take any remaining required graduate courses.
- Take your Qualifying Examination (QE) either in Winter or Spring quarter, after all coursework is completed.
- Nominate your dissertation committee and Advance to Candidacy with the Office of Graduate Studies.
- Present your research project to your dissertation committee and peers in a seminar, either in Winter or Spring quarter.
- Continue with research, write your dissertation and file to graduate.