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PhD (Chemistry) - School of Distance Education



What will I learn?

The postgraduate degree of Chemistry offers students to be experts in analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, coordination chemistry, organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, computational chemistry, polymer chemistry, environmental chemistry, green chemistry, material chemistry, natural product, and biochemistry. The programme provides an excellent atmosphere for students to conduct independent and original research, where excellent supervision and guidance are provided by academic staffs who are accomplished specialists in their respective scientific disciplines.

Research Thrust Areas

Analytical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Coordination Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Organometallic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Computational Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Natural Product


Which department am I in?

School of Distance Education

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
Tuition Fees (Semester): USD $1,250
Start date

To be confirmed


Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Main Campus,



11800, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: a score of 550 in the TOEFL.

For international students

Applicants should possess one of the following:

A Master's degree in research mode; or
A Master’s degree in related area with CGPA 3.00/4; or
A Master’s degree in related area with CGPA 2.50-2.99/4 with additional requirements; or
Bachelor’s degree in related area with minimum CGPA 3.67/4 (fast-track to PhD)


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