University of Oregon

Chemistry doctoral programs at University of Oregon

University of Oregon awarded 45 Doctoral degree in research/scholarship, 2 Doctoral degree in professional practice and 0 Doctoral degree in other fields in year 2021. Below you will find answers to questions frequently asked by students interested in the doctoral program at Oregon. Students rotate through three research labs during their first year. Rotations provide an opportunity to experience several different research groups before choosing the graduate advisor and lab you will stay with for the remainder of your graduate student career. Chemistry students may choose to rotate in labs outside the chemistry department, including biology and physics, and may even complete their theses in these labs. Formal course work requirements consist of at least six graded graduate courses (four credits each) at the 500 OR 600 level. At least four of these course must be in chemistry two may be in an obviously related field. An advising conmmittee will help you decide what courses to take. For detailed information on requirements, see degree requirements. During the first year, students must balance lab time with classes and teaching. After the first year, students spend the majority of their time in lab. How many hours you spend depends in part on the expectations of your advisor, but it also depends on the efficiency and productivity of the student. Research time should be considered at least a full-time job if you expect to complete your graduate work in a reasonable amount of time. Current levels are than adequate to support a student in graduate school. housing costs below. In addition to a stipend, Ph.D. students receive a tuition waiver and health insurance during the academic year.