Department of Chemistry

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.

Application Deadline

The priority date for Fall 2023 applications is December 15, 2022. However, applications submitted after this date will continue to be reviewed until the class is filled.

  • Please consult the new Instructions for Applicants and FAQ (links below).
  • GRE General or Subject scores are not required or expected.
  • Consult the ETS and IELTS websites for the availability of in-person and remotely administered TOEFL and IELTS tests.
  • We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges. Please contact us with any questions.

Faculty Research Highlights

Student Research Highlights

Facilities Highlights

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 a CHEM681 Graduate Seminar by the end of your 2nd year of study details

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

    Pass a Preliminary Examination by the end of your 2nd year of study details

  • 3-4

    Submit Graduate Student Progress Reports details

  • 5

    Submit a 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

Harthcock Professional Development Symposium
May 16, 2022

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.

Dow Professional Development Workshops and Poster Session
May 17, 2022

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.

General Questions

Graduate Program Office
114 Chemistry

Admissions Questions

Graduate Program Office
114 Chemistry

Academic Advising

Sandra Horton
114 Chemistry

Financial Support

Julie Zercher
120x Chemistry


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