University of Nevada, Reno

Chemical Physics

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Chemical physics focuses on a fundamental understanding of the structure and low energy dynamics of matter at the molecular level. Relative to the PhD in Physical Chemistry, the interdisciplinary Chemical Physics PhD degree is distinguished by increased rigor of mathematical and theoretical preparation for advanced study. Relative to the traditional PhD in Physics, the Chemical Physics PhD degree offers more specialization in molecular physics, including chemical kinetics and dynamics. The Chemical Physics Program was established in 1990 and offers a core curriculum that is drawn from courses traditionally taught in the Chemistry and Physics departments. Students are required to take five core courses (15 credits) at the advanced graduate level, an additional 15 credits of formal lecture course instruction at the graduate level, and a minimum of one formal department seminar. The PhD students generally give two department seminars during their graduate studies.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

David Leitner
Director of Chemical Physics Program
Department of Chemistry/216
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 784-6041

Degrees Available