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Ph.D. Program

UW Chemistry

UW Chemistry Doctorate Degree


Domestic Applicants:

GPA: 3.00 GRE: 297

Review of application starts

January 16 for Fall Semester

November 15 for Spring Semester


International Applicants:

GPA: 3.00 GRE: 297


IELTS: 6.5

Review of application starts

January 16 for Fall Semester

November 15 for Spring Semester



Pre-Applications should include uploads of:

-Resume or CV

-Undergraduate transcript

-A Personal Statement that says why you want to pursue a PhD, why Wyoming is a good fit for you, and what experiences you've previously had completing long-term projects

-GRE scores

-TOEFL for non-native English speakers


University of Wyoming Chemistry graduate programs, Doctor of PhilosophyThe University of Wyoming's Chemistry Department offers graduate degrees for students who desire to expand their knowledge beyond the 4 year Bachelor level.  Our Ph.D. program is a research degree in advanced chemistry that prepares our students for careers in academia or as leaders in industry.  A Master's degree is not required; students may enter directly into the Ph.D. program.

We also offer training on out-of-the-classroom skills, such as presentation skills, teaching skills and professional development.


Graduate Coursework and Requirements

A student must take one 3 hour graduate course (5000 and above) in each of the five areas (analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical), excluding special topics, tool courses 5130, 5320, 5760, and research courses.

A student may also take 12 credits of any combination of CHEM 5190, 5290, 5390, 5590, or 5790.


In the area selected as a major, the student will take the following as a minimum: 
          1.) Analytical - 5250 plus 9 hours of graduate level analytical chemistry courses;
          2.) Biological - any three graduate level biological chemistry courses;
          3.) Inorganic - 12 hours of graduate level inorganic chemistry courses;
          4.) Organic - 5320, 5330, and 5340;
          5.) Physical - any three graduate level physical chemistry courses.


Students must obtain satisfactory performance on a series of written major field cumulative examinations, including special topics.

Students must obtain satisfactory performance on a preliminary examination, part written and part oral.

Students must present a seminar based on the dissertation research. Students must also obtain one additional credit of 5000 by presenting a divisional or departmental seminar or an oral presentation at a regional or national research meeting. In addition, students must make one presentation at the annual University of Wyoming Graduate School Symposium.



Contact Graduate Program at, 307-766-4363 or Physical Sciences Building Rm 403.

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