Department of Chemistry

The Chemistry Graduate Program at Texas A&M University ranks in the top ten among public universities. Assistantship stipends are $24,600 for twelve months. In addition, tuition and all mandatory fees are paid for students, both domestic and international, in good standing pursuing Ph.D. degrees, for up to 5 years of graduate study. Applicants are automatically considered for supplemental department and university-wide fellowships.

Application Deadline

The application for Fall 2017 will be available in August 2016. The application deadline is December 15, 2016. We look forward to reviewing your completed application package.

Successful completion of the graduate program requires that certain milestones be reached in a timely fashion. It is the student’s responsibility to know the rules, timeline and pertinent procedures of the program and to meet its standards and requirements.

Milestones by Year

  • 1

    Select a Research Advisor by October 15th of year one details


    Begin Teaching complete before graduation details


    Begin Coursework complete before graduation details


    File a Degree Plan by June 30th of year one details


    Demonstrate Proficiency in English international students - by end of year one details

  • 2

    Present 681 Seminar by the end of your 2nd year of study details


    Pass Cumulative Examinations by the end of your 2nd year of study details

  • 3

    Submit a Research Proposal for Approval 2 weeks before preliminary exam details


    Pass Preliminary Examination by the end of your 5th long-semester (year 2.5) details

  • 5

    Submit Thesis or Dissertation 2 weeks before oral defense details


    Final Defense before graduation (1 year to prepare) details

  • Graduate

Graduate awards honor the outstanding contributions of our students to research and teaching. Awards are also available to support travel for our students to present their work at scientific meetings. The below sections outline how to nominate or apply for our departmental awards. A description of external awards, in some cases requiring nominations to be forwarded through the department, is further included.

Upcoming Professional Development Activities

The Texas A&M Chemistry graduate experience is greatly enhanced by the social, outreach and professional development activities organized by student associations. Many members of our diverse student population are affiliated with several associations.

General Questions

Graduate Program Office
gradmail@chem.tamu.edu
114 Chemistry

Admissions Questions

Valerie McLaughlin
valerie.mclaughlin@chem.tamu.edu
114 Chemistry

Academic Advising

Sandra Horton
sandra.horton@chem.tamu.edu
114 Chemistry

Financial Support

Julie Zercher
jzercher@chem.tamu.edu
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Dept. of Chemistry Graduate Program Office
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 30012
College Station, TX 77842-3012

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Texas A&M University
Department of Chemistry Graduate Program Office
Ross @ Spence Street
Room 114 College Station, TX 77843