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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

In addition to satisfying the University-wide graduate admission requirements, applicants must have earned a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor 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.

  • Applicants must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with their application. When GRE scores are used to determine admission, applicants will be compared to applicants with similar socioeconomic backgrounds
  • At least two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s undergraduate (and graduate, where applicable) scholastic record must be sent to the Graduate School at the same time application is made for admission to UTSA. Background or remedial courses in chemistry may be required to remove deficiencies
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The English Language Assessment Procedure is a mandatory assessment for incoming international students whose TOEFL scores are between 550 and 600 (paper version) or 79 and 100 (Internet version) 

Contact Information

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

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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.

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