Doctoral study in Chemistry at Loyola University Chicago is designed to develop within students the foundational skills for industrial work, academic research, and teaching careers in diverse learning communities. The department of chemistry offers opportunities for graduate study in sub-fields of chemistry such as Physical & Surface Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Education.
The PhD in Chemistry requires 60 credit hours earned through 6 (six) required courses and 42 credit hours of research in their sub-field, as well as an entrance examination, comprehensive examination, and dissertation. Students may choose a specialization in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry Education, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, or Physical Chemistry.
|CHEM 401||Chemistry Methodology and Communication||3|
|Select at least One Course in Area of Specialization||3|
|Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry (Archeometry)|
|Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry (Adv Analytical Chemistry)|
|Special Topics in Biochemistry (Plant Biochemistry)|
|Special Topics in Biochemistry (The Chemistry of Enzymes)|
|Special Topics in Biochemistry (Biochem of Lipids)|
|Special Topics in Biochemistry (Adv Approahces in Biochemistry)|
|Special Topics in Biochemistry (Adv Enzyme Kinetics and Mech)|
|Special Topics in Biochemistry|
|Special Topics in Biochemistry (Molecular Immunology)|
|Special Topics in Biochemistry (Biochem of Renewable Energy)|
|Special Topics in Biochemistry (Proteomics)|
|Chemistry for Teachers I|
|Advanced Inorganic Chemistry|
|Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (Molecular Characterization Part B)|
|Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (Medicinal Inorganic Chem)|
|Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (Electron and X-ray Methods)|
|Advanced Organic Chemistry III: Mechanism|
|Molecular Characterization Part A|
|Special Topics in Organic Chemistry (Orgo Structure Determination)|
|Special Topics in Organic Chemistry (Strategy & Tactics of Org Chem)|
|Special Topics in Organic Chemistry|
|Special Topics in Organic Chemistry (Func Dyes Biomed Imaging)|
|Special Topics in Organic Chemistry (Adv Orgo-Synthesis and Mech)|
|Special Topics in Organic Chemistry (Comp Organomet Chem)|
|Special Topics in Organic Chemistry (Advanced Organic Synthesis)|
|Special Topics in Physical Chemistry (Exp Tech of Surface Science)|
|Special Topics in Physical Chemistry (Survey of Modern Physical Chemistry)|
|Special Topics in Physical Chemistry (Surface Chem and Analysis)|
|Special Topics in Physical Chemistry (Thermodynam/ Protein Structures)|
|Special Topics in Physical Chemistry (Computational Chemistry)|
|Select Four Graduate Electives||12|
|Research in Specialization||42|
|CHEM 610||Doctoral Study||0|
|CHEM 600||Dissertation Supervision||0|
All PhD students and students in thesis-based Master's degree programs must successfully complete UNIV 370 Responsible Conduct in Research and Scholarship or other approved coursework in responsible conduct of research as part of the degree requirements. It is strongly recommended that students complete this two-day training before beginning the dissertation/thesis stage of the program.
PhD Students will complete entrance exams, a comprehensive exam and then propose and defend research towards the dissertation.
Graduate Level Chemistry Courses
To fulfill course requirements, students can choose from graduate chemistry courses per specialization listed below.
Graduate & Professional Standards and Regulations
Students in graduate and professional programs can find their Academic Policies in Graduate and Professional Academic Standards and Regulations under their school. Any additional University Policies supercede school policies.