Graduate Program

The Department of Chemistry offers graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees across a broad spectrum of fields including analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, polymer, and physical chemistry as well as chemical physics. A recent ACS survey found that 90% of Ph.D. chemists find their work challenging and are working in their fields of interest.

 Chemist using NMR instrument

Be impressed. You'll work in newly renovated research labs with state-of-the-art instrumentation and have access to the university’s parallel computer cluster. You'll participate in world-class scientific research projects, submit articles to journals and present your work at scientific meetings.  

 Student working in lab

Be supported. We offer financial aid to students every year in the form of research or teaching assistantships with tuition credits and have competitive stipends during the academic year and summer.

 Student at work bench

Be independent. We’ll help you grow as an independent scientist by honing your research skills as well as your oral and written communication skills. A flexible curriculum allows you to tailor the program to fit your interests and complete the program on a full or part-time basis.

 Professor and student

Be noticed. Thanks to a ratio of one full-time faculty member for every four students, you’re never just a face in a crowd. Far from it — the mentoring relationships you develop here will carry into your professional life.