Brandeis University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences



415 South Street, MS 084

Waltham, MA 02453

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

, M.A. and M.S. in Chemistry

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Brandeis University, just outside of Boston, combines the power of a world-class research program with the atmosphere of a small, liberal arts college.  The Department of Chemistry offers a diverse range of well-funded, internationally recognized research programs that cover the traditional widely established areas of chemistry (inorganic, organic, physical), as well as newly emerging interdisciplinary fields such as chemical biology, biophysical chemistry, and materials chemistry.

With research groups of typically 4-6 graduate students and small class sizes, the close contact between the faculty and students has become a hallmark of graduate training. Brandeis' graduate program in chemistry includes course work, seminar participation, and research, and is designed to lead to a broad understanding of the subject. The program offers the Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Research opportunities are outstanding in the state-of-the-art Shapiro Science Center and Complex.  Within the Complex itself, research and teaching-lab/classroom spaces exemplify the top-tier research and teaching that characterize the sciences at Brandeis and foster connections between disciplines in the sciences.  Recent exciting research developments from groups in the chemistry department include new synthetic methods for practical and environmentally benign catalysis, insights into the origins of Parkinson’s disease, and the discovery of biologically relevant structure in nanodroplets.

Generous scholarships and fellowships are available. Successful applicants to the Ph.D. programs are offered full tuition waivers, a stipend, and health insurance allowance. Most of our master’s students receive generous scholarships in the form of merit- and need-based aid.

We encourage you to learn more about our program, located just outside of Boston with its world-renowned academic and scientific resources -- an ideal location for internships, research, and career opportunities. As part of the Boston Area Graduate Consortium, Brandeis students are welcome to take advantage of the curricular opportunities at several area schools.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Facts & Figures

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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