Our internationally renowned chemistry graduate program represents the full spectrum of the discipline encompassing fundamental and applied research through which graduate students gain an unparalleled education. The thriving graduate program, comprising M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, includes over 100 graduate students from all around the world. They conduct research alongside 19 world-class faculty in the areas of materials, physical, computational, nuclear, analytical, inorganic, organic, and bioorganic chemistry.
Chemistry faculty are at the forefront of research on health care, environmental sustainability, and energy efficient technologies. Graduate students are mentored in conducting highly interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research in the development of novel diagnostic tools to understand disease at the molecular level and in the design of environmentally friendly technologies and chemical processes among other research areas. Our graduate students have access to state-of-the-art laboratory technology and instrumentation. They are supported through research and teaching assistantships as well as competitive departmental and external fellowships.
The Chemistry graduate program integrates professional development within its curriculum giving students the opportunity to translate collaborative research breakthroughs into commercial use through startups, licensing, and unique university-industry partnerships. Our graduate students have an excellent track record of getting highly satisfying jobs in leading R&D firms, tech companies, national labs, research institutes, industry and academia.