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Chemistry Doctoral Program

Program Details


Doctor of Philosophy


On campus


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Gain multidisciplinary chemistry expertise that’s highly valued by a wide range of industries with a Ph.D. from Stevens.

Here, you’ll enhance a solid foundation in core areas of chemistry with advanced courses in subjects like polymer and medicinal chemistry, drug discovery and cancer research. You’ll work with leading scholars in state-of-the-art research hubs like the Center for Health Care Innovation and the Center for Mass Spectrometry, considered one of the most well-equipped academic facilities in the United States. Our graduates go on to positions in hospitals and clinics, environmental control and criminology laboratories, quality control centers and many other institutions.

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology offers dynamic opportunities to explore leading-edge research within a close community of faculty mentors. You'll be able to study under a faculty mentor in the area that you find most exciting:

  • Analytical Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry

  • Computational Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Medicinal Chemistry

  • Technical Writer

  • Chemical Biology

Hands-On Chemistry and Chemical Biology Research

At Stevens, you have the ability to join research groups with students at a variety of levels of experience, and outstanding faculty so you can learn cutting-edge technology as a team, just like in the real-world. In our state-of-the-art research labs and facilities, you'll have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning.

Student in a Stevens sweatshirt handling test tubes in a lab.More opportunities for Stevens graduate students include:

Find out more about life as a chemical biology graduate student at Stevens by visiting the links below.

The Stevens Advantage

In addition to a wealth of on-campus resources, Stevens’ proximity to both Manhattan and the New Jersey research corridor gives students unparalleled opportunities for networking, internships and employment opportunities.

More Advantages to Our Program

  • An independent research project spanning several years

  • Experience working in or with national research centers and other universities

  • Hands-on laboratory experience

  • Scientific research using real data sets

  • Research and collaboration with adjunct faculty who work in major pharmaceutical and chemical companies

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