To obtain a PhD in Materials Chemistry at NYU-Poly, you must complete 75 credits as described below.
Of those 75 credits required, at least 45 credits must be taken at NYU-Poly. Of the total 36 to 45 credits for dissertation research, up 12 credits can be transferred from research credits taken at another institution before coming to NYU-Poly. If the courses transferred from another institution do not include all 4 core courses, the missing core courses must be taken at NYU-Poly. The remaining courses to satisfy the doctoral degree are selected in consultation with your adviser.
You must have an overall B average in the core courses, as well as in the core and elective courses (excluding seminar, chemical literature, and thesis).
You are required to declare a concentration by taking 3 courses from 1 of the following 5 areas: physical chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and polymer chemistry. One of the 3 courses can be a core course. The course description indicates which courses qualify for the five areas. The GPA of the 3 courses must be B or better. You must be in continuous attendance at the departmental colloquia (CM 9710).
Required (Core) Courses (12 Credits)
CM 7043 Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Credits: 3.00
CM 9033 Physical Organic Chemistry, Credits: 3.00
Inorganic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, or Biochemistry (1 of the Following 3)
CM 6013 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Credits: 3.00
CM 9413 Biochemistry I, Credits: 3.00
CM 7723 Synthesis of Macromolecules, Credits: 3.00
Electives (12 Credits)
Choose 2 courses from CM listing and 2 courses from CM, BE, BT and CBE listings.
Seminar (3 Semesters, 4.5 Credits)
Chemical Literature (1.5 Credits)
CM 5021 Information Sources For the Chemical Sciences, Credits: 1.50
Chemical Colloquium (0 Credits)
CM 9710 Chemical Colloquium, Credits: .00
Chemical Laboratory Safety (0 Credits)
CM 5040 Chemical Laboratory Safety, Credits: .00
Thesis Research (36 Credits Minimum)
CM 999x PhD Dissertation in Materials Chemistry, Credits: Variable
The rest, if any, credits remaining are electives (from CM, BE, BT, and CBE listings) up to 9 credits.
Qualifying Examinations and Dissertation
You must pass a comprehensive qualifying examination in chemistry and present a doctoral dissertation. The qualifying exam is given once a year. You can obtain additional details on the qualifying examination from your graduate adviser.