The doctoral program is a community of scholars dedicated to advancing scientific research and inventing new technologies. Applicants will not be admitted to the doctoral program without evidence that they can pass the required examinations, perform a credible dissertation based on original research, succeed in course work, and live up to the high standards expected of the Ph.D. degree. For admission to the Ph.D. program in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, the Graduate Record Examination is required. Although a minimum acceptable score is not specified, a score of less than 600 in the Quantitative Section stands little chance of being admitted. Applicants should also have a GPA of 3.4 or better for admission. The TOEFL is required of international students.
The first major examination in the doctoral program is the Qualifying Examination, which must be passed within 10 months after acquiring 30 graduate credits and matriculating in the doctoral program. The matriculation date is the date that the graduate program advisor signs the doctoral study plan. Results of a similar examination taken at another institution or in another program are not transferable to Chemistry or Chemical Biology at Stevens. All parts of the Qualifying Examination must be taken at the same sitting and a single pass or fail grade is issued for the entire examination.
The Examination is offered three times a year, on the fourth Monday of September, the fourth Monday of February, and the second Monday of June. Further details about the Qualifying Examination, Preliminary Examination, and graduate study in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology are found in the manual entitled, Departmental Requirements for Graduate Study in Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
For more information, visit the Office of Graduate Academics.