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The Chemistry Graduate Program at IU provides outstanding opportunities for advanced study and training in numerous fields of chemistry, including emerging and interdisciplinary research. Our faculty are involved in cutting-edge research and stand at the forefront of the global research community. Our graduates enter careers in industry, academia, government, and other areas.

What makes IU a great place for graduate research?

Research is the greatest strength of our department. Our research faculty have interests that span every traditional discipline of chemistry and reach into new and emerging research fields. We have a high level of collaboration within our department as well as research collaborations with other universities and industrial partners all over the world. Our department has an extraordinary professional and scientific staff to support instrument development and sample analysis. This includes state-of-the-art microscopy and spectroscopy instrumentation labs, as well as fully equipped machine, electronics, and glass shops with expert staff. IU has world-class computing resources that are available to our students and staff.

Indiana University is located in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana. Our vibrant campus and community offer a wide array of restaurants and bars, music, outdoor activities, sports, and other recreation.

Student Experiences

Bingqing Zhao

Bingqing Zhao

As an international student, I am very pleased with my decision to pursue PhD studies at Indiana University after completing a M.S. in Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles. I am very impressed by the cutting-edge research led by renowned...
Daisy Rosas Vargas

Daisy Rosas Vargas

I knew I wanted to attend IU after coming to recruitment weekend. I was impressed by the innovative research, great faculty, and well-equipped facilities. The professors and students are approachable in classes and lab which promote discussion and development...
Gregory Bukowski

Gregory Bukowski

I was really nervous when it came to picking graduate school. The visitation weekend was a great way to calm some of my nerves. It gave me a taste of what life would be like if I came to IU. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. The facilities were...

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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!