Department of Chemistry College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Wayne State University

Department of Chemistry College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Wayne State University

Detroit, MI
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 10
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
7 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Physical Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Analytical Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Biochemistry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Organic Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Inorganic Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Chemistry Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 4
    • Doctoral Degrees 25
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


13% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 317
    • Accepted 42
    • Acceptance Rate 13
    • Enrolled 24
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $
    • Application Fee - International $
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 10th December 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline October 1st September 1st Not Reported
    • Spring deadline February 1st January 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (strongly recommended), 1 year of physics, math through calculus, general chemistry (8 credits), organic chemistry (8 credits), physical chemistry (6 credits), and quantitative analysis (4 credits), advanced chemistry (3 credits); advanced biology (for biochemistry applicants); minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 in chemistry and cognate sciences
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE (strongly recommended), minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in chemistry and cognate science
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based, TWE required, 6 TWE paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 31
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students153
    • Female Percentage44%
    • Male Percentage56%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students153
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian81%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian6%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown-1%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchNatural products synthesis, molecular biology, molecular mechanics calculations, organometallic chemistry, experimental physical chemistry
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$6,560,121

Location & Contact

Department of Chemistry

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Wayne State University

656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

Dr. James Rigby


Phone: 313-577-3472
Fax: 313-577-8822

Mrs. Melissa Barton

Graduate Academic Services Officer

Phone: 313-577-2844

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