Academic Programs Catalog

College of Natural Science

Department of Chemistry

Graduate Study
Chemical Physics - Doctor of Philosophy

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Natural Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.


Only those persons who are enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy degree program in the Department of Chemistry or the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University may petition the Committee on Chemical Physics for admission to the doctoral program in chemical physics.

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Chemical Physics

The student must:

  1. Pass doctoral comprehensive examinations of the cumulative type.  Details about these examinations may be obtained from the department.
  2. Complete at least 6 credits in 800–900 level Chemistry courses.
  3. Complete at least 6 credits in 800–900 level Physics and Astronomy courses.
  4. Pass an oral examination on the proposed research.