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Program at a Glance

College of Sciences
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Chemistry PhD program focuses on all areas of modern chemistry with faculty actively engaged in research in the often interdisciplinary fields of Materials Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Science, Biochemistry and Chemical Education. The training prepares future scientists and educators for research within contemporary subjects which yield graduates that are very competitive when entering the workforce in industry, government, and academic positions.

The PhD program in Chemistry provides a doctoral education in five technical focal areas: Materials Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Science, Biochemistry and Chemical Education, drawing upon the strengths of the Department of Chemistry and other units, such as the College of Optics and Photonics, Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center, National Center of Forensic Science, Nanoscience and Technology Center, College of Medicine, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Community Innovation and Education. These areas meet the ever-pressing demand for the development of new materials, the increasing urgency of addressing crucial environmental and security problems, and new methods and understanding for STEM education. The curriculum has been formulated in collaboration with industrial, government, and academic scientists and represents a response to current and projected competencies needed by industry and the scientific community. The purpose of the program is to develop scientists and educators capable of conducting research to solve important problems in contemporary fields of the chemical sciences while preparing a highly skilled work force to ensure the technological/economic health and competitiveness in Central Florida and the nation.

Application Deadlines

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
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