Environmental Chemistry Ph.D.

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements

  • Submit GRE General Test scores
  • If English is not your native language, submit scores from both the Test of Spoken English and the Test of Written English, as well as TOEFL scores. Requests, including justification, for exceptions to this requirement should be made to the chair of the department.

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Minimum Requirements for Environmental Chemistry Ph.D.: 32 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Complete the Ph.D. degree requirements.18
As part of the Ph.D. requirements, complete the following:
Thesis (18 credits)
Environmental Chemistry Program Requirements
Complete three of the following:9
Atmospheric Chemistry
Aqueous and Environmental Geochemistry
Environmental Fate and Transport
Environmental Toxicology
Seminar Courses
Complete the following:
CHEM F691Research Presentation Techniques 12
Complete approved electives 23
Total Credits32

CHEM F691 is a single-credit course that must be completed twice to fulfill the program requirements.


Approved electives are specified by the student’s committee. The following tracks are defined as a guide. Within these tracks students will be expected to complete as part of the core and electives:

  1. Atmospheric Chemistry: CHEM F601CHEM F606, CHEM F609 and CHEM F631
  2. Aqueous/Environmental Geochemistry: CHEM F606 or CHEM F631; CHEM F609 and GEOS F618
  3. Environmental Toxicology and Contaminant Fate: CHEM F606 or CHEM F609, CHEM F631 and CHEM F655

A customized focus area may be developed based on an appropriate sequence of core and elective courses, subject to approval by the student’s advisory committee.

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