Prospective Students

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The Ultimate Ph.D. Experience

We have the resources to help you become an independent scientist and launch a successful career. Our program has over 200 graduate students engaging in research across six areas of study: analytical, chemical biology, inorganic, organic, physical, and chemical physics. We encourage and support graduate research that transcends traditional academic boundaries by bringing together faculty from departments across campus, including the School of MedicineCollege of EngineeringCollege of Biological Sciences and the Genome Center.

Students pursuing their Ph.D. receive a competitive salary, tuition and fees paid for and comprehensive health insurance. All applications are also considered for merit-based fellowships with admission.

"Grad school is going to be stressful wherever you go, so you should choose somewhere you feel supported. I have friends and faculty here I can always rely on."

- Joya Cooley, Graduate Student

A Research-Based M.S.

Students in the M.S. degree program in Pharmaceutical Chemistry will gain an in-depth understanding of the experimental and computational processes and societal issues that surround the discovery and design of modern pharmaceuticals. The program is intended for students seeking to be employed as research chemists in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

A Framework for Diversity

We actively recruit graduate students with a variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews. Women comprise over 40% of graduate students in our department and over 20% of our faculty. We are also committed to providing additional financial support and mentoring to underrepresented minorities and students with disabilities beginning their doctoral studies.

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