Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a program of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Master of Science (M.S.) in chemistry. Both degree programs are typically research-based and culminate in a written thesis or dissertation.
Our graduate program is designed to provide in-depth training and research opportunities across the boundaries of the traditional sub-disciplines of the chemical sciences (Biochemistry, Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry). Particular emphasis is placed on areas of high research interest, such as in nanoscience, biophysical chemistry, and medicinal chemistry.
Close affiliations with the Laboratory for Surface Studies (LSS) and the Center for Great Lakes Studies at the WATER Institute offer our graduate students unique opportunities for interdisciplinary research and stimulating interaction with other top research programs on campus. The Milwaukee Institute of Drug Discovery (MIDD) was recently established in our department under sponsorship of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
All graduate students have easy access to all major instrumentation to perform world-class research, are provided with a top-quality graduate education through courses taught by an enthusiastic faculty with expertise in their fields, and benefit from an atmosphere conducive to one-on-one interactions with faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and students at all levels.