Graduate Student Info


PhD students who have graduated from the Department of Chemistry have secured positions throughout academia, US and International government laboratories and industry. For example, Christine Aikens, who received her PhD in theoretical chemistry from ISU in 2005, has just been promoted to Full Professor at Kansas State University. Professor Aikens was awarded an ISU Distinguished Alumna Award in 2014.

Chemistry graduate students have a wide range of choices for their graduate research. In addition to the traditional Chemistry disciplines of analytical and bioanalyticalinorganic and materialsorganic and bioinorganic and physical and theoretical, we offer many multi-disciplinary options, such as materials chemistry, forensics, and biophysical chemistry. Click here to visit the faculty web pages and explore the cutting-edge research areas that our department offers.

We admit for the fall semester which begins with orientation where you will be welcomed by our faculty, students and staff. Our application deadlines are January 10 for international students and February 1 for domestic students. We encourage you to apply early in the fall of your senior year as as we review applications in the order they are received. Ready to apply? Start here: How to complete our application process.

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