Admission into the program is handled separately by the Departments of Chemistry and Physics. Interested students whose background is primarily in chemistry are encouraged to apply through the Department of Chemistry, listing "chemical physics" as the specific area of chemistry on the application form. Those students whose background is in physics should likewise seek admission through the Department of Physics. The individual departments provide financial support through teaching and research fellowships to the chemical physics students that they admit.
All applicants must meet the admission requirements of the University's Graduate School and satisfy the Ph.D. admission requirements of either the Department of Chemistry or Department of Physics.
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This program is part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a tuition-savings program that makes out-of-state graduate studies more affordable for students. Through WRGP, you will receive a reduced tuition rate, giving you more educational options for your money.