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Graduate Program Overview

The Department of Chemistry offers a program of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). There are approximately 165 graduate students and 120 postdoctoral researchers, visiting faculty and senior scholars representing diverse backgrounds and experiences pursuing research in all major areas of chemistry. There is considerable interdisciplinary and collaborative research pursued both within the Department and with other departments and programs around campus.

The Graduate Program in Chemistry welcomes students pursuing doctoral research in a broad range of areas:

  • Catalysis and Organic Synthesis
  • Chemical Biology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Experimental Chemistry
  • Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

The Graduate Catalog provides an overview of the chemistry academic and interdisciplinary programs available to students. Click to visit the chemistry section of the Graduate Catalog.