Chemistry and Biochemistry: PhD

The chemistry and biochemistry PhD program at the University of Oregon is designed to keep our student researchers at the forefront of chemical science.

Our programs in the traditional areas of biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry lay the foundation for new discoveries in materials science, molecular biology, optics, and theoretical chemistry.

Though our department is medium in size, we are a leading innovator in chemistry. The quality of our educational program has been recognized by training grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Education. These grants recognize and support our efforts to provide a comprehensive educational program that can be tailored to the varied career goals of our students.

Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

Program-Specific Application Requirements:

  • Higher TOEFL/IELTS than UO minimums
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose


  • CV
  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846, Chemistry Department Code: 0301)
  • Resume


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Arts and Sciences
Campus: Eugene
Fall Term:
Final Deadline - December 31