Our department provides outstanding opportunities for advanced study in numerous fields of chemistry. Our faculty are involved in cutting edge research and stand at the forefront of the research community. Students leave well prepared for careers in government and industrial research, along with research and teaching positions in the academic field. Our highly skilled professional staff is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art equipment and computer resources, with departmentally staffed instrument, electronics and glass shops.

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Quantitative & Chemical Biology (QCB)

We are proud to announce the formation of a graduate training program in Quantitative and Chemical Biology (QCB). Students interested in understanding the chemical logic of biological systems in physical and quantitative terms, as related to biomedicine and human health should apply.

Dual Masters of Science Program: Chemistry & Environmental Science

The dual master’s degree in Chemistry and Environmental Science is a multi-disciplinary science masters with a focus on Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology, and Risk Assessment, with a strong policy and management component. The program requires 51 credit hours of course work in both the department of Chemistry and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and can be completed in just two years. Upon completion of the program, the student will receive two degrees: An MS in Chemistry and an MS in Environmental Science.Click here for details.

Graduate Research

Exposure to graduate research begins in the first semester with the C500 Introduction to Research course. This alternative method for introducing new graduate students to research is what distinguishes IU Chemistry from other chemistry graduate programs.

The 'C500' experience allows you to test your abilities and interests by working in your chosen research group, while introducing you to the department's instrumentation, facilities, and services. At the end of your first year, you may choose to continue working in the same research group, or you may decide to conduct the remainder of your graduate career under a different mentor.

Please feel free to contact us for more information or to request an information packet!