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With 60 years’ research experience, our chemistry program is tops in New York City.
If you are seeking a graduate program that will open the doors to a career in chemistry in industry, education, or the health field, look no further than Brooklyn College. We have a distinguished history of more than 60 years as a center of education and research excellence in New York—a stellar reputation that is recognized by the American Chemical Society. Our many illustrious alumni, including Nobel Laureate Stanley Cohen, whose research on cellular growth factors has been critical in the study of cancer development, are actively engaged in scientific endeavors around the world. As a graduate student in our Department of Chemistry, you will enjoy the same supportive environment and small classes that they benefitted from. You will pursue your goals in diverse areas of research in a dedicated campus building with more than 50,000 square feet of research and lab space.
The Department of Chemistry offers doctorate degrees in chemistry and biochemistry.
The Ph.D. programs in chemistry and biochemistry are administered through the CUNY Graduate Center. Our Ph.D. students take classes at the Graduate Center but perform their thesis research with a mentor at Brooklyn College. Each student is offered a full-tuition waiver, health insurance, and a stipend for five years to facilitate his or her thesis research. The department offers students exciting opportunities to pursue cutting-edge research in organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, biological, and theoretical chemistry. This research is conduced with world-renowned faculty in a student-friendly and personal environment with state-of-the-art equipment for measurement, analysis, and computation.