The Department of Chemistry offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy graduate degree programs. Both degree programs include course work and research as described below.

Our outstanding graduate faculty directs over 130 graduate students and 20 postdoctoral associates in research that results in approximately 100 publications per year. Faculty research groups represent the spectrum of chemistry, including analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry as well as interdisciplinary research. Funded research in excess of $4.8 million per year from external sources provides outstanding laboratories facilities and support for advanced graduate students as research assistants, thereby allowing them to concentrate more fully on their thesis research.

Graduate students in the Department work closely with faculty research advisors in order to acquire the skills to become independent researchers and problem solvers. The faculty has been recognized by a number of prestigious awards over the past few years. Please view our research faculty page for more information.

A devoted staff and excellent support facilities aid the research of the faculty and students. The research laboratories of the Department are housed in two buildings constructed in the late 1960's.