Graduate Study in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology 

Our graduate degree offerings provide research opportunities of great variety and scope. They also offer an unusual receptivity to different kinds of research interests, from the most immediate and practical to the highly theoretical.

Faculty and students collaborate on joint educational and research programs. The close proximity of these disciplines encourages cooperation, and provides access to equipment and expertise not usually available within a single department.


The Master of Science degree and Doctor of Philosophy is offered in chemistry or chemical biology with concentrations in physical chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, polymer chemistry, computational and medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, and bioinformatics. Admission to the graduate program in chemistry requires an undergraduate education in chemistry. Admission to the chemical biology program requires either an undergraduate degree in chemistry with strong biology background or an undergraduate degree in biology with strong chemistry background.