About Our Programs

Graduate Programs

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a Master of Science degree in Chemistry and the option of a Concentration in Biochemistry as well as a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

The M.S. programs give students the opportunity to demonstrate and develop their potential for work in chemistry or biochemistry. They are especially attractive to those who have been out of an academic environment for some time or for those who wish to reinforce their undergraduate science experience. The M.S. degree programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry prepare students for positions of responsibility in industry or government, for further study toward a doctoral degree, or for teaching at the high school or community college level.

The M.S. degree programs offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are very well-rounded terminal degree programs. In addition to course-work in core areas of chemistry or biochemistry, each program emphasizes training in research by requiring a significant research project with a Master’s thesis under the supervision of a professor. Students also receive experience in professional presentation through the seminar program and attendance at meetings to present research results.

The Ph.D. program provides students with opportunities for more in-depth research experiences and equips students with the knowledge, advanced research skills and technical expertise required to become leaders in their field.

Students may work toward the degree on either a full-time or part-time basis. Most courses are offered in the evening to accommodate a working person’s schedule.

For questions or other information about Ph.D. and M.S. Programs in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, please contact:

Dr. Nicholas Oberlies
Director of Graduate Studies