Chemical Education & Bio Chemistry, PhD
The Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Education program prepares graduates with the skills to conduct research in chemical education through a combination of graduate coursework in chemistry and other fields of study such as education, psychology and statistics. Graduates are well qualified to obtain positions in chemical education at a variety of levels, such as science coordinators, chemistry faculty members, or researchers in post-secondary settings.
- Feb. 15 for priority consideration for the fall semester.
Applicants must apply to the University of Northern Colorado Graduate School before the program area reviews the applicant’s request for admission. To apply, submit the following materials in a single packet along with the application fee. Failure to submit all required materials will delay the evaluation and screening of your application.
- The student should have completed requirements of an ACS-certified baccalaureate degree in chemistry.
- Cover letter (This will be submitted to the Chemical Education program.)
- Please use this statement as an opportunity to introduce yourself to our graduate committee and express why you would like to earn a graduate degree in Chemistry or Chemical Education.
- Student Profile Form (word or pdf) (This will be submitted to the Chemical Education program.)
- If you would like to be considered for a teaching assistantship, please make sure to fill out the assistantship portion of the student profile form.
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.0
- $50 non-refundable application fee
- International Students: $60 non-refundable application fee
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test Scores
- Required Minimum: 140 Quantitative; 146 Verbal Reasoning; Combined score of at least 297; Analytic Writing 3.5
- Completed Online Application
- Three Letters of Recommendation (You will start this process after you have completed and submitted the online application.)
- One official copy of transcripts from all accredited college or university attended since completing high school. UNC Alumni need not submit transcripts
- Applicants must have graduated from a masters program one semester prior to conferring PhD.
Master’s en route to the Ph.D. Students who have been admitted to the Ph.D. program in Chemical Education may complete a master’s degree in Chemistry en route to completion of the doctoral degree. Requests for a simultaneous master’s degree in a discipline other than Chemistry will not be accepted. Students in collaboration with an advisors will develop a plan of study that includes clearly distinct masters and doctoral requirements.