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The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at Cornell has been home to some of the world's most distinguished chemists, including four Nobel Prize winners. Our faculty are renowned for their groundbreaking research in a wide range of areas, from nanoscale materials to supramolecular chemistry. Whether you are an undergraduate exploring the discipline or a graduate student working on a Ph.D., you will be able to conduct cutting-edge research with the leading chemists in the field today.

 

Graduate Program

As a graduate student in chemistry and chemical biology, you will receive training across the chemical sciences while focusing on one of five in-depth programs of study: organic, physical, inorganic, theoretical and analytical. You will conduct advanced research with our distinguished faculty or you can join a lab at one of Cornell's state-of-the art research facilities, such as the Cornell Nanofabrication Center or the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source.  

Nearly all of our graduate students work as teaching assistants in undergraduate chemistry courses in their first year in the program. Admission to the graduate program guarantees at least five years of full financial support as long as you show satisfactory progress toward your Ph.D. degree.