Due to the high number of students enrolled in the last couple of years, the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology will not be accepting students into the Ph.D. program for Fall 2015. This adjustment is necessary due to the recent high demand for participation in the program. These are exciting times for Northeastern, and for the department in particular, as we expand and grow. We look forward to re-opening Ph.D. admissions for Fall 2016 and continuing the recruitment of high-caliber students such as those who currently propel our research programs. We are still accepting applications to our Industrial PhD program. Please contact Carla Mattos, Graduate Coordinator, at c.mattos@neu.edu for details.

This program is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in chemistry and who wish to earn a doctorate in chemistry degree. The program of study includes some course work but the primary emphasis is on the completion of an original research project, its articulation in a well-written thesis and its subsequent defense before a panel of department faculty. This is a full-time degree program that typically takes 5-6 years to complete. Financial support (teaching assistantships or research assistantships) is normally provided for students admitted to this program throughout their period of study who are found to be making good progress toward their degree. Applicants for this degree-granting program are expected to have an earned B.A., B.S., or M.S. in chemistry or to have completed the equivalent coursework with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better from an accredited college or university.

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