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Graduate Study

Admission and Registration

Degree Requirements

Fields of Study

Members of Graduate Studies Committees

Course Abbreviations

Chapter 4: Fields of Study


Degrees Offered

Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy

Facilities for Graduate Work

The Mallet Chemistry Library is the most complete chemistry library in the Southwest. In addition, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry maintains suitably equipped and well-staffed shops for glassblowing, machine work, and electronics maintenance and design. There are service laboratories equipped for organic analysis and for work in spectrophotometry; spectropolarimetry; photoelectron, nuclear magnetic, and electron spin resonance; X-ray diffraction; and mass spectrometry. Other specialized equipment is available in various laboratories. The facilities of Academic Computing and Instructional Technology Services are used in numerous research programs.

Areas of Study

Graduate study in chemistry is offered in the areas of biochemistry; analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry; and chemical physics. Each of these broad areas encompasses specialized aspects of the subject. Details are available from the chairman of the department's Graduate Admissions Committee. The separate graduate program in biochemistry is described here.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 1998-1999.
Eric V. AnslynRichard A. Jones
Dean R. ApplingG. Barrie Kitto
Paul F. BarbaraDenis A. Kohl
Allen J. BardRichard J. Lagow
Nathan L. BauldJoseph J. Lagowski
James E. BoggsAlan M. Lambowitz
Jennifer S. BrodbeltDavid A. Laude Jr.
Karen BrowningPhilip D. Magnus
Alan CampionStephen F. Martin
Alan H. CowleyJohn T. McDevitt
Raymond E. DavisStephen A. Monti
Andrew EllingtonLester J. Reed
William C. Gardiner Jr.Jon D. Robertus
John Carl GilbertPeter J. Rossky
John B. GoodenoughJonathan L. Sessler
Marvin L. HackertJason B. Shear
Boyd A. HardestyJohn F. Stanton
Adam HellerDavid A. Vanden Bout
David W. HoffmanStephen E. Webber
James A. HolcombeJohn M. White
Laurence H. HurleyC. Grant Willson
Brent L. IversonRobert E. Wyatt
Kenneth A. Johnson 

Admission Requirements

The preliminary training of students seeking a graduate degree in chemistry must include at least twenty-four semester hours of undergraduate work in chemistry, consisting of twelve or more semester hours of upper-division coursework and at least two courses (including laboratory) in organic chemistry and two in physical chemistry; one in analytical chemistry; and one in inorganic chemistry.

Degree Requirements

One semester of Chemistry 398T is required of all candidates for advanced degrees.

Master of Arts. Master's degree students must complete thirty semester hours of coursework, including a minor of at least six semester hours. No more than nine hours of upper-division work may be counted; these hours must be divided between the major and the minor. Candidates normally must also submit a thesis based on individual research. The thesis course may be counted as six of the thirty semester hours required for the degree. In general, one and one-half to two years are necessary to finish the Master of Arts. The Master of Arts degree with report is available for approved programs only.

Doctor of Philosophy. Doctoral degree students who plan to specialize in biochemistry or in analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical chemistry must complete six courses on the letter-grade basis in three areas of science. The qualifying examinations are usually completed within the first eighteen months in residence or before application for candidacy. The student is examined by members of the Graduate Studies Committee in his or her areas of concentration before admission to candidacy. Four to five years of full-time study are usually required to complete the Doctor of Philosophy degree program.

For More Information

Campus address: Robert A. Welch Hall (WEL) 2.218, phone (512) 471-4538, fax (512) 475-8839

Mailing address: Graduate Program in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1167

URL: http://www.cm.utexas.edu/

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