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Degree : Doctor of Philosophy

Major : Chemistry and Biochemistry

Program Description

A background in chemistry is essential for success in any number of rising fields today. From forensic science to public health to industry research, a degree from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at TTU will help you get there. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the Ph.D. and M.S. degree in Chemistry, with a specialization in eight subfields: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemical education, chemical physics, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and theoretical chemistry. It also offers the flexibility for interdisciplinary areas.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 72
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: No

Additional Links

Application Steps : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/Graduate/applyOne.php
Application Link at Apply Now : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/Graduate/financial.php
Recommendation Letter Form : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/Graduate/LetterOfRecommendation.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/Graduate/faqs.php

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Bill Poirier or Donna Smith
E-mail: chemgrad@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.3057

Department Contact Information

Department AddressTexas Tech University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Memorial Circle and Boston
TX 79409-1061
Phone Number 806-742-3057
Fax Number 806-742-1289
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AS_CHEM.php#Grad

Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students

Admission Requirements

Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Letters of Recommendation required: 3

Recommendation Letter Instructions: Letters of recommendation should be hand-signed and sent by e-mail or sealed in an envelope and mailed. If they are sealed, it is acceptable for the applicant to mail them with other documents. The evaluation form is recommended, but in addition, we encourage you to have your references send personal letters as well.

Resume Required: No

Writing Samples Required: No

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: A complete Chemistry departmental application consists of: Departmental application called the Application for Graduate Financial Support, GRE scores no older than 5 years, 3 letters of recommendation sent by reference people only, International students need TOEFL, IELTS, etc. not older than 2 years, Transcripts and for international students diplomas. Resume or CV and Statement of Purpose are optional but recommended. All can be sent by e-mail to the chemgrad email.

Prior Degree Required: No

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: Yes

Previous Work Sample Required: No

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Admission Deadlines

Graduate School Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

For domestic applicants, there is no specific Graduate Admissions deadline, although we encourage domestic applicants to apply at least three (3) months in advance of the semester to which they want to apply.

International Deadlines

For international applicants, we have the following priority deadlines:

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
January 15June 15Not Accepted Not Accepted

International applications and materials may be submitted after the deadline, but this may significantly delay the processing and evaluation of your application.

Departmental Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
April 1October 1Not Accepted Not Accepted

International Deadlines

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
March 1September 1Not Accepted Not Accepted

***Note :

The department application deadlines may be different from the Graduate School application deadlines. You must apply by the earliest deadline listed to guarantee that your application will be processed for the semester you are applying for.

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How To Apply

1) Apply to Graduate School : Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.

2) Pay your application fee: $60 initial application fee, $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program, or readmission). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.

3) Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in your prospective department. Many departments have separate application requirements and deadlines, and the Graduate Program Coordinator will be able to assist you in your application process.

4) Send application requirements, from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Contact Information for Graduate School

If you have any questions about your application, call (806) 742-2781 or email: graduate.admissions@ttu.edu.
To check your application status, please check Raiderlink.

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Test Score Requirements

If both GRE and GMAT are listed as required, either are acceptable.

Yes Not Required

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Additional Requirements for International Students

These are the minimal English language proficiency scores. For a list of English proficiency exempt countries, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/international/exempt-countries.php.


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