The graduate program in chemistry is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of the broad field of chemistry, as well as rigorous training in research and communication skills. Our graduates pursue careers in academia, at government laboratories and in the chemical industry.
The Chemistry Department at Texas A&M University welcomes applications to its internationally recognized PhD program. Assistantship stipends are $27,000 for twelve months. In addition, tuition and mandatory fees are paid for PhD students in good standing, both domestic and international, for at least 5 years of graduate study. Applicants are automatically considered for supplemental department and university-wide fellowships.
The priority date for Fall 2021 applications is December 15, 2020. However, applications submitted after this date will continue to be reviewed until the class is filled.
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.
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.
A day-long event featuring panels and talks by chemists on both the academic and industrial career paths. Sessions will focus on the job search, transitioning to becoming a professional chemist, career trajectories for chemists and essential skills for professional chemists. Learn more about the symposium.
Dissertation Distillation: How to effectively summarize your work. Small-group workshop series to prepare you for job interviews. View Workshop and Poster Session schedules
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.