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The School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University offers PhD degrees in both Chemistry and Biochemistry. The School provides an innovative approach to graduate education that trains students to be successful independent scientists in an increasingly post-disciplinary scientific world.
A PhD degree in chemistry or biochemistry is your entry into the world of professional molecular science. As a professional chemist or biochemist you will be expected to contribute to the advancement of your field, and to work on major societal issues, many of which are increasingly complex and transdisciplinary.
Graduate students in the School of Molecular Sciences are engaged in research that ranges from expanding fundamental chemistry and biochemistry, to solving real-life, mission-based problems that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Our students are addressing major societal challenges from a molecular perspective.
Applications are accepted for the Fall Semester only. For study beginning in Fall 2019, applications open on September 1, 2018, the deadline is January 1, 2019. Applications received prior to the deadline will receive priority consideration, but applications received after the application deadline may still receive consideration, pending available space.
NOTE: We are not accepting applications for MS degrees in chemistry or biochemistry, outside of the accelerated 4+1 BS/MS program for current ASU students only.
Our PhD programs train and prepare students to be successful and independent scientists in a world where the boundaries between the traditional chemical disciplines are rapidly disappearing. After graduation, many of our students have gone on to do postdoctoral work at prestigious universities and institutes and have taken jobs in research and other positions in industry; some recent examples are summarized below.