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M.S. in Chemistry/Biotechnology M.S.

Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biotechnology Ph.D.

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.

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Clay S. Bennett
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of Pennsylvania
Chemistry and Chemical Biology of Carbohydrates
Terry E. Haas
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Inorganic and Material
Jonathan E. Kenny
Ph.D. , University of Chicago
Physical, Environmental, and Analytical
Samuel P. Kounaves
Ph.D. (D.Sc.) , Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Analytical, Planetary Science, and Geochemistry
Joshua A. Kritzer
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Yale University
Bioorganic, Biophysical, and Chemical Biology
Krishna Kumar
Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D. , Brown University
Bioorganic, Organic, Biophysical, and Chemical Biology
Yu-Shan Lin
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of Wisconsin, Madison
Theoretical and Biophysical Chemistry
Charles Mace
Assistant 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
Elena Rybak-Akimova
Ph.D. , Pisarzhevsky Institute, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
Inorganic and Materials
Rebecca A. Scheck
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of California, Berkeley
Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Mary Jane Shultz
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physical, Environmental, Excited State, and Surface
Robert D. Stolow
Ph.D. , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Organic Chemistry
Charles Sykes
Professor and Graduate Program Director
Ph.D. , Cambridge University
Physical and Surface Chemistry
Samuel W. Thomas III
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Organic, Surface Chemistry, and Materials Science
Arthur L. Utz
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Wisconsin, Madison
Physical and Materials
David R. Walt
Ph.D. , SUNY at Stony Brook
Bioanalytical, Materials, Biochemistry, and Nanoscience

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Fall: January 15
Spring: October 15


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- Applicants whose undergraduate degree is not from a U.S. or Canadian institution must also submit a score for the GRE Subject Test in Chemistry.  This exam is also recommended for U.S. and Canadian applicants who wish to provide a better indication of their knowledge of chemistry or who may not have had a rigorous or appropriate degree in chemistry.

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