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Ph.D. Chemistry



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Mailing Address
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

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Moscow, ID 83844


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Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Idaho Falls

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1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 838402

Expanding Chemistry's Reach

Use your advanced chemistry degree to make your contribution to the knowledge of our physical world. Focus on analytical, inorganic, organic or physical chemistry and use sophisticated instrumentation to develop new materials for medicine, agriculture, food production or industry. You also may research across disciplines to study bio-organic chemistry, biophysical chemistry and more.

Fast Facts

  • Mid-sized department strikes a balance between excellent teaching and high-level research
  • Many opportunities to do interdisciplinary work, including research in bio-organic chemistry, biophysical chemistry, environmental chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and nanomaterials
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment and outstanding facilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology
  • In-house research and development (R&D)
  • Chemical/environmental
  • Engineering/architectural
  • R&D services firms
  • Academia


median base salary of Ph.D. Chemists
Degree Prep To prepare for Master's in Chemistry courses, we recommend a solid background in the areas of:
  • Analytical chemistry (qualitative, quantitative and instrumental)
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry (including qualitative organic analysis)
  • Physical chemistry
Degree Roadmap
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-on Learning Our department fosters collaboration with research labs including:
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
  • Idaho National Laboratories
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)