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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.
Admission Requirements and Prerequisites
Admission to the program is limited and competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Competitive applicants often exceed minimum requirements.
Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required from academic or professional sources familiar with the applicant’s academic background, attesting to the student’s academic and personal attributes for success in the program and potential for contributing substantially to a field of study related to the degree.
Statement of Purpose
General GRE, not older than five years.
Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.
An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
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.