Graduate Programs

The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in both chemistry and chemical biology. For admission to the graduate program in chemistry, applicants must have earned a B.A. or B.S. degree in Chemistry. Applicants with other degrees will be considered on a case by case basis. Admission to the chemical biology program requires either an undergraduate degree in chemistry with strong biology background or an undergraduate degree in biology with strong chemistry background.

Awareness of recent developments in one’s field is an important component of professional development. The department hosts seminars by visiting faculty in each of the disciplines. Finally, a measure of the success of a student’s education is the ability to carry out original research. Either a thesis or a special research problem can be part of the master’s program. Furthermore, students completing a Master’s or Ph.D. thesis are required to present their results in a departmental seminar.

Throughout both the master’s and doctoral degree program, the students are exposed to various methods and techniques for research. The department maintains instrumentation enabling atomic, molecular, cellular, and small animal studies. Instrumentation includes but is not limited to confocal and wide field fluorescence microscopy, PCR, fluorometry, double- beam spectrophotometry, polarimetry, circular dichroism, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, gas and high performance liquid chromatography, motion capture, mechanical testing, 3D printing, and nanofiber synthesis. Other facilities at Stevens enable access to scanning and electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, microfluidics, and a Class 100 clean room for nanofabrication.