Welcome to the Chemistry Graduate Program!
The graduate program in Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin comprises about 200 graduate students and offers programs leading to the Ph.D. degree in four major areas of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. In each specialization there are numerous programs of research directed by renowned chemists, many of whom are leaders in their respective fields. We encourage qualified and energetic prospective graduate students to join our program.
The University of Texas at Austin ranked in the top 30 of the world’s elite universities in the 2014-2015 The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, considered one of the most authoritative assessments of universities. UT Austin’s Chemistry graduate program is ranked among the top 12 departments in North America, according to U.S. News and World Report (2014 ed.), maintaining excellent standings in the traditional areas of chemistry (4th in analytical, 13th in organic, and 12th in physical) and making significant contributions to the emergent areas of chemical biology and material science. The Nature Index, a new ranking from the prestigious journal Nature, rates The University of Texas at Austin No. 26 among the world’s most productive scientific research institutions. UT Austin Chemistry ranked 16th most productive worldwide, and 7th among US universities.
The faculty of the Chemistry Department have achieved many high honors, accolades, and awards. Faculty include 1 member of the National Academies, 1 fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1 winner of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, 1 winner of the Wolf Prize, 7 Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award winners (highest among all UT departments), 1 member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, 1 winner of the National Medal of Science, and 1 winner of the Japan Prize. The department receives the highest average of total external funding per faculty member in the College of Natural Sciences.
Opportunities for interdisciplinary research are facilitated by research centers such as the Texas Materials Institute, the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, and the Center for Nano-Molecular Science and Technology.