The graduate program in chemistry is a thriving community of researchers that engages in cutting-edge science. The projects range from extra-planetary science, to single atom manipulation, to development of therapeutics. The areas of focus are the interface of chemistry and biology, surface science and materials.
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M.S. in Chemistry
The M.S. program is for students seeking an education at an advanced level in chemistry. Briefly, each student must pass eight graduate-level courses, at least six of which must be formal classroom instruction. With the approval of the student's adviser, up to one-half of the course work may be taken in related fields outside the department of chemistry.
Ph.D. in Chemistry
The Ph.D. in chemistry is primarily a research degree. It is awarded to students who have displayed competence in planning and conducting original research in the field of chemistry, demonstrated a broad familiarity with the science of chemistry, understanding in the application of the scientific method, and gained a thorough knowledge of their field of specialization.
M.S., Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biotechnology
The Department of Chemistry, jointly with the Biotechnology Center, offers programs leading to the degrees Master of Science (M.S.) for students seeking an education at an advanced level in chemistry/biotechnology, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) for those preparing for careers in which chemical/biotechnology research is a central activity.
Ph.D. Chemistry: Chemical Physics
The Department of Chemistry, jointly with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, offers a program leading to a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics. For mathematically inclined chemistry graduate students or the atomic-molecularly focused physics graduate students, this combined program builds on the strengths of these students while preparing them for careers at this recognized interdisciplinary boundary in areas such as designing materials for energy production and utilization, basic issues in surface interactions and catalysis, and complex issues in biochemistry.
Applications for fall enrollment should be submitted by January 15, and for spring enrollment by October 15 (September 15 for non-US residents).
GRE General Test scores required of all applicants. Exception: Not required for Tufts undergraduate chemistry majors.
Subject Test scores recommended for all other applicants and required for international applicants.
TOEFL score of 600 (100 iBT) required for international applicants.
For more information, visit the Department of Chemistry.