Master's and Ph.D. programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry

In these graduate programs, you will apply your knowledge and skills to impactful research projects, work in world-class facilities, and closely interact with distinguished professors.

  • Chemistry (M.S.) - The Chemistry M.S. degree is a 2-year research degree that prepares students for employment in the chemical industry and related industries, or continued education in Ph.D. programs and various professional schools.
  • Science of Advanced Materials (Ph.D.) - The interdisciplinary SAM Ph.D. program provides students with experience utilizing modeling, synthesis, and characterization approaches to research the chemical, physical, and mathematical properties of advanced materials. The Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, as well as the School of Engineering & Technology participate in the SAM program.
  • Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology (M.S., Ph.D.) - The BCMB M.S. and Ph.D. programs provide multidisciplinary training in a diverse range of biological and biomedical research areas. Together, these interdepartmental programs feature about 20 faculty members, who are mainly housed in the state-of-the-art Biosciences Building and hail from various Departments and Colleges across campus.

Research areas and facilities

Faculty members in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry work in all of the major chemical disciplines (analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry) on topics ranging from clean energy and renewable materials to understanding and combatting cancer and infectious diseases. Please visit our department's areas of research and visit our department's faculty profiles for more information. Read more about our research facilities and resources here.

Graduate student support

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers graduate teaching and research assistantships for tuition and stipends. Various financial and educational resources are available to support students' success in coursework and research.