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  • // USA
  • University/Institute Name University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Attendance Type On Campus
  • Position DurationUnknown
  • Position Funding Type Determined Upon Application Review
  • Application deadlineExpired

Position Details (PhD Program)

The Chemistry program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas is designed to develop the professional skills required to function as an independent researcher in chemistry.


The Chemistry program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas is primarily a research-based program that includes sufficient advanced course work to provide a strong background from which students may pursue forefront research, under the direct guidance of a faculty member, in their chosen areas of interest.

Career Possibilities

A Ph.D. degree, the terminal degree in the field of chemistry, provides a wide variety of career opportunities performing forefront research in areas as diverse as chemistry, materials research, renewable energy studies, the petroleum industry, the food industry, pharmaceuticals, and environmental studies, as well as many others. Furthermore, a Ph.D. degree is generally required to obtain a university faculty position to help educate the next generation of scientists.

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Aquatic Chemistry
  • Environmental Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry

Admission requirements

Academic requirements

GPA>= 3

English requirements

IELTS>= 6.5
PTE Academic>=65
TOEFL iBT>= 80

General requirements

  • The applicant is required to submit a completed Graduate College application, application fee and official transcripts to the Graduate College with copies submitted to the department.
  • Admission to the Ph.D. degree program in Chemistry requires a B.S. degree or a M.S. degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, or a related discipline.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00, on a 4.0 scale, for all undergraduate or graduate work is required for admission to the program.
  • In addition, the Graduate College application and official transcripts, the Department of Chemistry requires a statement of interest from the applicant. A letter of application should state interests and goals for graduate study. This is a 1-2 page essay describing the applicant’s reasons for considering graduate study, goals after completion of the graduate degree, and the applicant’s specific areas of interest.

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Position Start Date

August 1, 2024