Urban setting

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Virginia Commonwealth University / Department of Chemistry is located in Richmond, VA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Inorganic chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical physics
Master of Science (MS) Inorganic chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Analytical chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physical chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Organic chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Analytical chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Physical chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Organic chemistry

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Comprehensive cumulative exams, research proposal



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th Not reported No
Spring deadline November 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 30 undergraduate credits in chemistry
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards July 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans


Focus of faculty research: Physical, organic, inorganic, analytical, and polymer chemistry; chemical physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 901 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA  23284-9005
United States
Contact Dr. Sarah C. Rutan
Graduate Program Director
Email: srutan@vcu.edu
Phone: 804-828-7517