Doctoral Degree

Chemistry (Ph.D.)

Basic Degree Information/Description

The Department of Chemistry offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry. The Ph.D. in Chemistry is awarded to candidates who have displayed an in-depth understanding of the subject matter and demonstrated the ability to make an original contribution to knowledge in their field of specialty.

The complete set of requirements for the Ph.D. in Chemistry is described in the Chemistry Ph.D. Program Handbook.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Admission requirements and prerequisites: Applicants must have a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelors of Science degree from an accredited university and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in upper-division and graduate work, preferably in chemistry. Background or remedial courses in chemistry may be required to remove deficiencies.  

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.

Specific Degree Requirements: Not required

Graduate Studies Application: Yes

Department Application: No

Test Scores: General GRE Required

Resume or CV: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: At least two letters of recommendation are required from persons familiar with the applicant's undergraduate (and graduate, where applicable) scholastic record.

Statement of Purpose: No.

Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet

Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5

Additional Requirements: International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.

Full-Time or Part-Time Attendance Requirement: Full-Time


Application Deadline Dates

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor of Record: Ghezai T. Musie, Ph.D.
Email Address:
Telephone: (210) 458-5454

Degree Website:

Degree Catalog Link:

Funding Opportunities

Qualified students are encouraged to apply for teaching and/or research assistantships and fellowships. Requests should be sent to the Graduate Advisor of Record for chemistry when application is made for admission to UTSA.

Course Scheduling and Offerings

This program is housed on UTSA’s Main campus.