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MS in Chemistry/Biotechnology 

PhD in Chemistry/Biotechnology

The Department of Chemistry, jointly with the Biotechnology Center, offers programs leading to the degrees Master of Science (MS) for students seeking an education at an advanced level in chemistry/biotechnology, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for those preparing for careers in which chemical/biotechnology research is a central activity.

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Read the Academic Requirements and Procedures for chemistry/biotechnology.

MS in Chemistry/Biotechnology Learning Objectives
  • Demonstrate proficiency of a range graduate-level chemistry concepts
  • Write, display information, and orally communicate chemical science, both for nonscientific and expert audiences
  • Find, understand, and critically evaluate primary literature
  • Understand the importance of responsible conduct in all aspects of research including, but not limited to, matters of safety, ethics, honesty, and integrity
  • Execute laboratory techniques safely and skillfully

 

Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biotechnology Learning Objectives
  • Write, display information, and orally communicate chemical science, both for nonscientific and expert audiences
  • Find, understand, and critically evaluate primary literature
  • Use literature to synthesize established and emerging concepts in chemistry in the forms of research manuscripts, research proposals, and summaries of recent literature
  • Apply comprehensive, current knowledge of their chosen sub discipline of chemistry
  • Develop a broad, working knowledge of multiple fields of chemistry
  • Produce, analyze, and interpret meaningful chemical data and draw sound conclusions from that data
  • Understand the importance of responsible conduct in all aspects of research including, but not limited to, matters of safety, ethics, honesty, and integrity
  • Execute laboratory techniques safely and skillfully
  • Learn chemistry teaching skills through the instruction of Tufts undergraduates

 

Faculty

Clay S. Bennett
Professor
Ph.D. , University of Pennsylvania
Chemistry and Chemical Biology of Carbohydrates
Luke Davis
Luke Davis
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Synthesis and characterization in inorganic and materials chemistry
Terry Haas
Terry Haas
Professor Emeritus, Chemistry
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physical Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
Samuel P. Kounaves
Professor
Ph.D. (D.Sc.) , Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Analytical, Planetary Science, and Geochemistry
Joshua A. Kritzer
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. , Yale University
Bioorganic, Biophysical, and Chemical Biology
Krishna Kumar - Professor
Krishna Kumar
Robinson Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D , Brown University
Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Yu-Shan Lin
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Wisconsin, Madison
Theoretical and Biophysical Chemistry
Charles Mace
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Rochester
Bioanalytical and Materials Chemistry
Albert Robbat Jr.
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Analytical and Environmental
Rebecca A. Scheck
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of California, Berkeley
Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Mary Jane Shultz
Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physical, Environmental, Excited State, and Surface
Philip Shushkov
Philip Shushkov
Dr. Charles W. Fotis A37, AG39 Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Yale University
Quantum Simulations
Charles Sykes
ProfessorJohn Wade Professor
Ph.D. , Cambridge University
Physical and Surface Chemistry
Samuel W. Thomas III
Professor and Dean of Academic Affairs
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Organic, Surface Chemistry, and Materials Science
Arthur L. Utz
Professor & Department Chair
Ph.D. , University of Wisconsin, Madison
Physical and Materials

Application Deadline


Fall: December 15 (PhD), January 15 (MS)
Spring: October 15

Doctorate:

> Application fee
Resume/CV
Personal statement
> GRE scores are not required

> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test scores, if applicable
Transcripts
Three letters of recommendation

Master's:

> Application fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal statement
> GRE scores are not required
> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test scores, if applicable
> Transcripts
> Three letters of recommendation