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Iowa State University PhD in Chemistry

28 Doctor's Degrees Awarded

Chemistry is a major offered under the physical sciences program of study at Iowa State University. Here, you’ll find out more about the major doctor’s degree program in chemistry, including such details as the number of graduates, ethnicity of students, related majors and concentrations, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in Chemistry from Iowa State Cost?

$10,986 Average Tuition and Fees

Iowa State Graduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time graduate tuition at Iowa State was $1,374 per credit hour for out-of-state students. The average for in-state students was $543 per credit hour. Information about average full-time graduate student tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

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Does Iowa State Offer an Online PhD in Chemistry?

Iowa State does not offer an online option for its chemistry doctor’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Iowa State Online Learning page.

Iowa State Doctorate Student Diversity for Chemistry

28 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
35.7% Women
7.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 28 doctor’s degrees in chemistry handed out to qualified students. The charts and tables below give more information about these students.

Male-to-Female Ratio

About 35.7% of the students who received their PhD in chemistry in 2019-2020 were women. This is less than the nationwide number of 40.6%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 7.1% of the chemistry doctor’s degrees at Iowa State in 2019-2020. This is lower than the nationwide number of 14%.

Race/EthnicityNumber of Students
Black or African American1
Hispanic or Latino0
Native American or Alaska Native0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0
International Students13
Other Races/Ethnicities4

PhD in Chemistry Focus Areas at Iowa State

Chemistry students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus AreaAnnual Graduates
General Chemistry5
Analytical Chemistry6
Inorganic Chemistry4
Organic Chemistry9
Physical Chemistry4

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to chemistry.

Related MajorAnnual Graduates
Astronomy & Astrophysics2
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology2
Geological & Earth Sciences1

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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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