Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago, IL

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Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry A minimum of 84 credit hours is required for the Ph.D. in chemistry. Students who have received an M.S. degree from another university may petition for transfer of up to 32 credit hours applicable toward the Ph.D. degree. Students must pass the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination in their area of specialization (as determined by the student's thesis advisor) by the end of their fourth semester in the Ph.D. program. Ph.D. qualifying examinations are given in the following areas: Analytical Chemistry Biochemistry Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Polymer Chemistry Physical Chemistry The comprehensive examination will be taken and passed on each student's research progress and thesis proposal. A student must write a thesis proposal and present a research seminar on his or her thesis progress before the Ph.D. thesis committee. Students must pass the comprehensive exam before the end of their third year. The final phase in the Ph.D. degree program is the successful oral defense of the dissertation and submission of a Ph.D. dissertation approved by the academic advisor and the thesis committee.

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