University of North Texas

College of Arts and Sciences



PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D., M.S.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Texas offers you an opportunity to change the world.

Cutting-edge research and innovative course work make UNT an ideal place to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Science degree in Chemistry.

From designing new optoelectronic or pharmaceutical materials to reducing toxic emissions and the invention of new clean fuels, our combination of internationally recognized faculty members and state-of-the-art facilities have provided alumni with the tools needed to thrive and succeed in the job market.

Our faculty members are committed to excellence and your success. They’ve been recognized in their fields by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Science Foundation, the Inter-American Photochemical Society and the American Chemical Society, among others. They also serve as editors or on editorial boards of major journals and receive extensive citations for their research endeavors.

Gain new perspectives

The Ph.D. program includes the four traditional fields of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Students can pursue concentrations in emerging contemporary research fields such as computational chemistry, materials chemistry, and homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysis. Our M.S. program also offers industrial chemistry in addition to the areas above.

New frontiers in chemistry often incorporate two or more traditional areas, and your advisors can help you design unique interdisciplinary study opportunities. A wide variety of research programs are available including:

  • Biomedical and pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Computational chemistry
  • Forensics
  • Homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysis
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Materials chemistry
  • Molecular dynamics and kinetics
  • Molecular spectroscopy
  • Novel instrument design and development
  • Synthesis (inorganic and organic)
  • Thermochemistry

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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