Binghamton University's graduate program in chemistry offers the Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in chemistry for students who are innovative, competitive and highly motivated in the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, as well as other relevant interdisciplinary subjects.
By the end of the first year, each student is paired with a faculty advisor based on research interests and availability. Our department advisors provide guidance for students throughout their academic career, from course selection to research development.
Our students are regularly recognized for exceptional academic achievement and research efforts through various awards and scholarships. Other funding opportunities such as teaching assistantships, research assistantships and stipends are also available.
- PhD in Chemistry
- MS in Chemistry
- MA in Chemistry
Internships, Research Opportunities and More
The department hosts weekly colloquia (during which prominent visiting scientists share their latest research) and periodic international symposia on special topics. Students also have access to excellent on-campus facilities to aid their research.
The diverse range of courses offered allows students the freedom to pursue interdisciplinary tracks in biological chemistry, biochemistry and materials chemistry. Students may take advantage of various research centers hosted by Binghamton University, which include the Institute for Materials Research and the Center for Advanced Sensors and Environmental Systems.
In a collaboration with the American Chemical Society and the Graduate Chemistry Club, the Chemistry Department also hosts career-development workshops to help students explore professional pathways and identify necessary skills needed for success in the STEM field after graduation.
After You Graduate
Program alumni work in a cross-section of research roles, on subjects as diverse as nanocrystal solar energy technology and radiochemistry of transuranium complexes. Graduates also enjoy a high placement rate in PhD programs. PhD graduates have received appointments at Harvard Medical School, Cornell University and fellowships at institutions such as the National Institutes of Health, Atotech USA Inc. and Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry.
You may also be interested in our accelerated/4+1 degree programs which allow students to complete their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just 5 years!