Chemistry: Joint Doctoral Program

Chemistry (CH76)

University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in Applied Mechanics/Engineering Science; Audiology; Biology; Chemistry; Clinical Psychology; Language and Communicative Disorders; Mathematics and Science Education; and 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior Sciences. Apply to your program of interest at San Diego State University. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

Program Info

Area of Study Division of Physical Sciences
Department Chemistry: Joint Doctoral Program
Major Chemistry
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

JDP applicants are nominated by San Diego State University Chemistry Admissions Committee in June.

Application Deadlines July 18, 2019 (Fall 2019)

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

GRE Subject Test is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

Statement of Purpose


Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.


Not required

Contact Info

Campus Office York Hall 4010
Phone (858) 534-9728
Fax (858) 534-7687
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code: 0303
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0303