Ph.D. in Chemistry

Wayne State's doctoral chemistry program provides rigorous education and training for students who find careers in the chemical industry, research laboratories, colleges and universities, government agencies and more. Our Ph.D. program is designed for students interested in becoming independent scientists and leaders in their field. Ph.D. chemists work at the forefront of science creating new knowledge.

Learn more about our areas of concentration and faculty doing research.

Requirements by incoming class

The department periodically makes changes to the doctoral program requirements. Students are instructed to follow the rules as they apply to their incoming class.

Career insights

This tool provides a broad overview of how major selection can lead to careers and is provided without any implied promise of employment. Some careers will require further education, skills, or competencies. Actual salaries may vary significantly between similar employers and could change by graduation, as could employment opportunities and job titles.

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Melissa Rochon, academic services officer