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The Ph.D. program in Chemistry prepares students in the application of chemical principles to address many of society's technical, environmental, and biomedical problems. Students will be able to provide leadership in industrial, governmental, and educational institutions in directing research and/or development to solve these problems.
New state-of-the art 110,000 square foot Chemistry Building opening in summer 2019
Extraordinary scientific equipment including a LC-MS, GC-MS, and a 400 MHz NMR
Students from multiple different countries and backgrounds
The theoretical and practical foundation of analysis with emphasis on recent analytical developments and current literature; topics may include figures of merit and data treatment, sampling and extraction, HPLC, electrochemistry, circular dichroism, FT-IR, Raman, MS, electrophoresis and NMR. Lectures are given by experts in those techniques.
Detailed coverage of fundamental organic transformations with emphasis on reduction, oxidation, carbon-carbon bond formation, and protecting group strategy.
This course examines the coordination and transition metal chemistry of first row, second row, and third row transition metals.
Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Chemistry should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
An application (http://www.odu.edu/admission), transcripts, three letters of recommendation from former college instructors and an essay about career goals. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is optional for all domestic applicants and strongly recommend for international applicants. International students are also required to submit an Internet Based TOEFL Score (iBT) which includes a Speaking Portion. Admission to regular status requires a grade point average of 3.00 in the major and 3.00 overall (based on a 4.00 scale). General university admission requirements apply. In addition, a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a major in chemistry (or another science) is required, although applications from majors in all science disciplines are encouraged. Undergraduate courses in inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry (quantitative and instrumental analysis), physical chemistry, and calculus are required for regular admission. Deficiencies in any of these areas will be identified and must be rectified by taking undergraduate coursework in these areas.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
Qualified students are eligible for teaching assistantships or research assistantships, which pay a stipend and provide a tuition waiver.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
1000I CHEMISTRY BUILDING 4501 ELKHORN AVE, NORFOLK, VA, 23529
1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master's, education specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.