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The Chemistry Department offers students the opportunity to study in the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry as well as in the growing cross-disciplinary areas such as bioanalytical, bioinorganic, bioorganic and biophysical chemistry; electrochemistry; environmental chemistry; and materials chemistry.

Students work closely with their faculty mentor, but have wide opportunities to interact with faculty in other disciplines including geology, physics, materials/mechanical engineering and biology.

The Chemistry Department has several research facilities which include Spectroscopy, Chromatography, LCQ Mass Spec, Laser Spectroscopy, X-Ray, and Thermal.  Additionally Binghamton University hosts several research centers, which included the Institute for Materials Research and the Center for Advanced Sensors and Environmental Systems (CASE), where students in the chemistry programs conduct interdisciplinary research.

Recent doctoral graduates have gone on to post doctoral appointments at Cornell University, an associate professorship at at Russell Sage College, and appointments and fellowships at the National Institute of Health, Atotech, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

Graduate Degrees Offered

  • MA in Chemistry
  • MS in Chemistry
  • PhD in Chemistry 

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Application Deadlines

  Fall Admission Spring Admission
MA Rolling Rolling
MS Rolling Rolling
PhD Rolling Rolling

Admission Requirements*

The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields.

To be eligible, you must have and provide:

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • Complete set of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. At minimum, a 3.0 GPA is required. See details.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Online graduate degree application and application fee
  • Transcripts from each college/university which you attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to your program's admissions committee.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Official GRE scores
    • For international applicants: To be competitive, a minimum combined (verbal + quantitative) GRE General Test score of 1200 is recommended (equivalent to a score of 310 on the new system) 
  • GRE Subject Test in Chemistry requested

And, for international applicants:

    • International Student Financial Statement form (PDF)
    • Official bank statement/proof of support
    • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores 
      • Chemistry applicant minimum TOEFL scores:
        • 80 on the Internet-based exam
          • To be competitive, a score of 90 is recommended 
        • 550 on the paper exam
          • To be competitive, a score of 577 is recommended
      • Chemistry applicant minimum IELTS score:
        • 6.5, with no band below 5.0
      • Chemistry applicant minimum PTE Academic score: 
        • 53
          • To be competitive, a score of 61 is recommended

*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for program-specific requirements.

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Christof Grewer, Director of Graduate Admissions

Eriks Rozners, Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Chemistry website

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Last Updated: 1/23/15