Graduate Programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers graduate programs designed to accommodate working professionals and full-time students. The MS and PhD degrees span across a broad spectrum of fields including analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, polymer, and physical chemistry as well as chemical physics. You will receive an outstanding education while conducting world-class research in concert with a faculty mentor.  

Ph.D. in Chemistry

The Ph.D. in. Chemistry fosters active learning through a research-based curriculum beginning with two semester-long research rotations, continuing with a formal dissertation outline and data defense, and culminating in the dissertation defense itself.

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M.S. in Chemistry

The M.S. in Chemistry offers a broad selection of courses for customizing your program of study. Prepare for a career in research, development, education, administration, or a doctoral program.

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Graduate Program Course Offerings

Chemistry and Biochemistry course offerings. Note: Courses are offered on a rotating basis, depending on faculty availability and student interest.

  • CHEM 503 Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 508 Biomolecular Structure and Function
  • CHEM 519 Dynamics, Kinetics, Spectroscopy
  • CHEM 527 Biophysical & Biochem Char of Macro
  • CHEM 528 Polymer Chemistry
  • CHEM 529 Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms
  • CHEM 540 Molecular Visualization and Mechanisms
  • CHEM 541 Structural Proteomics
  • CHEM 543 Protein Nucleic Acid Interactions
  • CHEM 547 Reaction Mechanisms
  • CHEM 549 Single Crystal X-ray Crystallography
  • CHEM 565 Advanced Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 566 Mass Spectrometry Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 567 Statistical Thermodynamics
  • CHEM 590 Green Chemistry
  • CHEM 598 Special Topics