The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona offers Ph.D. programs in both Chemistry and Biochemistry. Our, cutting-edge research programs span several traditional subdisciplines of chemistry including analytical, biochemistry, organic, physical, inorganic, chemical education and teacher preparation, as well as a broad range of multidisciplinary research programs including biological chemistry, materials science, surface science, polymer science, protein science, and gas phase and interstellar chemistry. The breadth and diversity of our program provides students considerable freedom in their Ph.D. studies.
In addition to formal Departmental appointments, our faculty members routinely participate in a number of interdisciplinary graduate training programs including the Biological Chemistry Program, Chemical Physics Program, Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Program in Applied Mathematics, Computational Modeling of Biomedical Systems, and the IGERT Program in Comparative Genomics. Graduate students may choose to be affiliated with any number of these programs, some of which provide research assistantships on a highly competitive basis.
The faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry consistently receive research support from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and Department of Energy. Annual research expenditures in the Department are in excess of $23 million. The research endeavors in the Department are further supported and enhanced by our world-class research support services.
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University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Three letters of recommendation. One of the letters must come from your research advisor. These letters should be submitted by your referees using the online system.
2. Transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended or are currently attending. Transcripts should be uploaded in your online application.
3. A brief Statement of Purpose, describing your past research experiences, goals, teaching experience and why you want to attend The University of Arizona.
4. TOEFL or IELTS scores.
Please self-report your total internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score and upload a copy of your score report. English proficiency is one of the conditions for admission for all applicants whose native language is not English. A minimum aggregate TOEFL score of 80, with a score of at least 24 on the speak portion is required for admission. An IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6) is also acceptable.
A limited number of students are accepted to purse a Masters of Arts degree in Chemistry. Typically, no financial support is provided for pursuit of this degree. Please contact the Graduate Coordinator if you plan to apply for this program.
Students who plann to teach chemistry in secondary schools will find this program adapted to their needs. The M.A. degree is a non-thesis degree that is awarded for advanced study in chemistry beyond the bachelor's degree.
Please contact the Graduate Coordinator if you plan to apply to this program.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Please refer to the Graduate Handbook
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.