Program requirements for a PhD degree in chemistry

The PhD program requirements are given in the graduate calendar. 

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Refer to the Chemistry section of the graduate calendar for the candidacy procedure, exam format, and some background on your candidacy proposal.

The Department Candidacy Exam Guidelines give more detail on what to write.

Your Candidacy Exam committee will be your supervisory committee, plus a Chair from the CHEM Graduate Studies Committee.

Supervisory Committee

Chemistry PhD committees have at least three members.

  1. supervisor
  2. co-supervisor/member (a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry)
  3. outside member (a faculty member from another department at UVic)
  4. Optional fourth member.