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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Graduate Programs

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Advance your education through a graduate degree in chemistry.

Pursuing graduate work in chemistry at TCU combines the best of both worlds. You can work on problems of contemporary interest — from medicine to materials science — in a setting that allows for intimate mentorship from your Ph.D. advisor.

That is, the average research group size here is two graduate students – far less than that of R1 institutions. This environment is ideal for students that come to graduate school with a broad liberal arts background or little research experience, but with a passion for science.

While pursuing your degree, opportunities for professional development abound.  Your training in communication will form a foundation for presentations at regional, national and international conferences as well as your first job talks.  Working hands-on with your Ph.D. advisor in the design of experiments or preparation of manuscripts will hone your abilities as an independent investigator and clear communicator.  Teaching and working in a laboratory with undergraduate researchers will develop your leadership skills.

Students graduating from the program have opportunities to enter industry or academia.  Many pursue post-doctoral work at some of the most prestigious laboratories across the world.

Master of Arts (MA)

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Master of Science (MS)

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

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