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Vanderbilt University

Department of Chemistry

Nashville, TN

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Overview

Vanderbilt University / Department of Chemistry is located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Inorganic chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Analytical chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Organic chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physical chemistry
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Physical chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Analytical chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Physical chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Inorganic chemistry
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Theoretical chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Inorganic chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Organic chemistry
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Analytical chemistry
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Organic chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Theoretical chemistry

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 20

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Thesis Required
Area, qualifying, and final exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

347
Applied
64
Accepted
23
Enrolled
18%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

117
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
99%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.4%
Black or African American 6.84%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.27%
Unknown 1.71%

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 0
Male (16)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Chemical synthesis; mechanistic, theoretical, bioorganic, analytical, and spectroscopic chemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Nashville, TN  37240-1001
United States
Contact Dr. David Cliffel
Chair
Email: d.cliffel@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615-343-3937
Fax: 615-322-4936