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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemistry

Graduate School of Sciences - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemistry

Date Program Established - 1/26/2006


For specific information about this Degree Program go to: http://www.utsa.edu/chem/phd_handbook_2010.pdf.


1 Number of Degrees Per Year 2.0 (average, 2009-2011)
2 Graduation Rates --
3 Average Time to Degree 4 Years (average, 2009-2011)
4 Graduate Employment Profile (one year after graduation)
Academic Year # % Employed % Still Seeking % Unknown
2008-2009 4 100% 0% 0%
2009-2010 2 100% 0% 0%
2010-2011 -- -- -- --
5 Admissions Criteria

In addition to satisfying the University-wide graduate admission requirements, applicants must have a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in upper-division and graduate work, preferably in chemistry. Applicants must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with their application. When GRE scores are used to determine admission, applicants will be compared to applicants with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. At least two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s undergraduate (and graduate, where applicable) scholastic record must be sent to the Graduate School at the same time application is made for admission to UTSA. Background or remedial courses in chemistry may be required to remove deficiencies.

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The English Language Assessment Procedure is a mandatory assessment for incoming international students whose TOEFL scores are between 550 and 600 (paper version) or 79 and 100 (Internet version). See Chapter 1, Admission, of this catalog for details.

For more details, see http://www.graduateschool.utsa.edu/prospective_students/academic_programs

6 Percentage Full-time Students (FTS) with Financial Support 14 (78%)
7 Average Financial Support Provided $17,753
8 Student‐Core Faculty Ratio 1.57
9 Core Faculty Publications
Academic Year Number of Publications
2008-2009 96
2009-2010 64
2010-2011 99
10 Core Faculty External Grants
Average Faculty Receiving Funds 6
Grant Value Per Faculty $163,076
Total Grant Value Per Program Per Year $2,446,136
11 Percentage Full-Time Students 93%
12 Number of Core Faculty 15
13 Faculty Teaching Load 9.2
14 Faculty Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female
White 8 1
Black 1 0
Hispanic 1 0
Other 4 0
Total 14 1
15 Student Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female Total
White 4 3 7
Black 0 0 0
Hispanic 1 1 2
Other 7 4 11
Total 12 8 20
16 Date of Last External Review Under New Review Procedures Scheduled for Fall 2013
17 External Program Accreditation
18 Student Publications/Presentations
Academic Year Number of Publications/Presentations
2008-2009 11
2009-2010 31
2010-2011 52