Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Chemistry University of Washington




Course info


Graduate students earn a Ph.D. through independent research in collaboration with one or more faculty members. A modest amount of graded coursework ensures a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of the chosen field, as well as breadth of knowledge in the chemical sciences. The median time to complete all requirements for the Ph.D. is about five years. Students are required to pass oral examinations in their area of specialization. There are no pre-entrance or qualifying exams.

Doctoral Degree: First Year of Study

Selecting Courses, Housing, and New Student Orientation

Over the summer prior to beginning their studies, students are given assistance in choosing the Autumn Quarter courses most relevant to their field of study, and also with other aspects, such as a housing network to help them find a place to live or a roommate. The new graduate student orientation in September primarily consists of training in how to be an effective Teaching Assistant (TA) and in lab safety procedures, with some social events mixed into the schedule.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Chemistry.

Full Time (90 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$30,208.00 (22,42,566) per year




University of Washington

Schmitz Hall, 1410 NE Campus Parkway,



98195, United States

Entry requirement for international students

A bachelor's degree in the natural sciences or engineering from a regionally accredited college or university, or its equivalent foreign institution. The minimum required grade point average is 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 semester or the last 90 quarter credits. Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. GRE not accepted.

English Proficiency:

The Graduate School is temporarily accepting official test scores for both the Duolingo English Test and the TOEFL ITP Plus For China to assist international students with remote testing options. This policy is currently in effect through the autumn 2021 admission cycle (i.e., students enrolling in autumn 2021).

TOEFL iBT - Minimum Required Score (ELP Required): 80; Recommended Score (ELP Satisfied): 92 or higher

TOEFL pBT - Minimum Required Score: 500

Duolingo: Minimum Required Score (ELP Required): 105; Recommended Score (ELP Satisfied): 120 or higher

IELTS: Minimum Required Score 6.5

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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