Brandeis University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences



415 South Street, MS 084

Waltham, MA 02453

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Brandeis' Department of Chemistry provides a small, collegial environment within a top ranked research university. Graduate programs in chemistry offer a portfolio of exciting research programs balanced between established and emerging areas in chemistry.

In addition to providing rigorous scientific training through coursework, seminar participation, and research, our graduate program is designed to enhance personal skills in communication, teaching, collaboration, and lead to a broad understanding of the field.

Graduate programs are designed to be flexible so that individual programs of study in organic, physical, biophysical and materials chemistry may be devised to satisfy the particular interests and needs of each student. Students' programs are decided by consultation among the student, the Graduate Studies Committee, and the thesis supervisor.

The doctoral program normally includes a basic set of courses in the student's own area of interest, supplemented by advanced courses in chemistry and, when appropriate, biochemistry, biology, computer science, mathematics, and physics. Students in the PhD program are eligible to participate in the interdepartmental Graduate Program in Quantitative Biology, which provides training in new research fields that cross the traditional boundaries between the life sciences and the physical sciences.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Eligibility Requirements:

All applicants must have obtained a bachelor's degree or the international equivalent prior to matriculation. Applicants are considered holistically on the basis of a number of factors. In most cases, previous work as an undergraduate major or as a formal minor (18 credits or more) is desirable. However, an applicant should always check with the chemistry department concerning the suitability of previous academic work as it pertains to the degree program in question.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: A variety of loan programs, including the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the TERI Continuing Education Loan, may be available to Graduate Professional Studies students who meet this criteria.

Locale: Midsize Suburb

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