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Chemistry  Doctoral


What is Chemistry at WVU like?


The Chemistry Department includes research in the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Research is a key focus of the 22 faculty members who comprise the department.

From July 2011 to June 30, 2012, combined research awards to the department totaled $2.48 million, from funding agencies including NIH, NSF, EPA, DoE, ONR and ACS-PRF. This level of research funding affords graduate students the opportunity to receive on-the-job training on cutting-edge research projects.

The moderate size of the department creates an atmosphere of close interaction between the faculty and graduate students.

Students in the PhD program are required to take a total of three courses outside of their division and coursework within their chosen field of research (divisional or otherwise) that is necessary for training.

The average time to degree for the WVU chemistry PhD program is five years.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: January 15

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What are the requirements to apply for Chemistry at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Chemistry graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE

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