Virginia Commonwealth University

College of Humanities and Sciences

Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, PhD


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Nanoscience and Nanotechnology program offers a Doctor of Philosophy degrees. This program provides opportunities for concentrated study in chemistry, physics, or engineering. A plan of study is worked out for each student to ensure a sound basis for research. In keeping with the university’s commitment as an urban institution, the department also offers part-time programs leading to this degree. The NaS-NaT Ph.D. program will offer a research-intensive degree with an emphasis on fundamental science and applications of nano-scale materials. Upon matriculation into the program, the core-curriculum will be multidisciplinary to introduce students to topics derived from various disciplines. The Ph.D. degree will require a 18 credits in course requirements as specified below. The required courses are designed to provide the students with a broad overview of the entire arena of nanotechnology, a solid foundation in selected areas of nanoscience, and specialized knowledge represented by individualized research expertise.


Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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