The aim of the graduate program in chemistry is to provide an environment for individuals to develop the skills to become leaders in scientific research and education, capable of making original contributions to the advancement of chemistry and related disciplines.
Programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. Research in the department is conducted in such interdisciplinary areas as bioanalytical, bioorganic, bioinorganic chemistry, chemical biology, physical organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and chemical physics.
Top-ranking graduate program in analytical chemistry
Few formal courses are required for the Ph.D. degree. The purpose of advanced course work is to build on the foundation gained in undergraduate study to give additional depth in specialty areas of interest to individual students. Students select courses that will equip them for research of high quality, broaden their general background, and aid them in preparing for doctoral exams.
The Graduate Program in Chemistry currently has over 300 graduate students enrolled of which 90 percent are pursuing the Ph.D. degree.