Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemistry
Highest degree awarded in chemistry. There are 7 areas of research specialization, but much of the novel research occurs at the interfaces. The 50+ faculty provide a wide variety of research opportunities. Graduate students are fully supported by the Department of Chemistry.
Master of Science (M.S.) in Chemistry
Two-year program focuses either on coursework or research. Most of the M.S. candidates are from local companies, the military, or UW-Madison undergraduate students. Students need their own funding; in some cases, funding may be available as a teaching or research assistant.
UW Bridge to the Chemistry Doctorate Program
The UW Bridge to the Chemistry Doctorate Program is a post-baccalaureate program aimed at increasing the number of students from under-represented minority groups who complete the Ph.D. degree in chemistry.
Chemistry Opportunities (CHOPS)
The Chemistry Opportunities (CHOPS) program invites approximately 20 highly qualified prospective students to the UW-Madison Chemistry Department for an all-expense-paid weekend to explore the chemistry Ph.D. graduate program.
The Catalyst program is designed to help first-year graduate students from underserved populations succeed in the chemistry graduate program at UW-Madison.
Graduate Program News
PPG Foundation Supports Bridge to the Chemistry Doctorate Program at University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Bridge to the Chemistry Doctorate Program at University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to increase the diversity and cultural awareness of the Department of Chemistry. This program allows students who are motivated to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, but require additional coursework or research experience to become competitive applicants.
The UW-Madison Department of Chemistry presented the James W. Taylor Teaching Award to Dr. Liana Lamont, who shared her instructional expertise and philosophy in a talk titled, “General Chemistry Curriculum Redesign – Successes and Challenges.”
UW-Madison scientists have discovered a new way to capture energy from an everyday product that could be a key step to a carbon-free economy. Researchers in professor John Berry’s chemistry lab found that ammonia combined with a catalyst containing the metal ruthenium spontaneously produces nitrogen, releasing electrons that can be siphoned off.
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Graduate Student Spotlight
Princess Merenini, a first-year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry, was one of the 2019 Pei Wang Fellowship award recipients. The Pei Wang Fellowship honors the late Pei Wang (Ph.D. 1952, chemistry) by gifting this award to honorable graduate students at UW–Madison. Merenini is an international student from Nigeria. She moved to the United States in 2016 to pursue her undergraduate education at Savannah State University (SSU). Growing up in Nigeria, Merenini was taught that there were only four “prestigious” career paths: medicine, law, engineering and pharmacy.
Nicholas M. Riley is a graduate student from Louisville, KY, who attended the University of South Carolina as an undergraduate. He currently works with the Coon Research Group. Tell us about your research. My graduate research …
The weather in Madison is slowly cooling down, undergraduates are moving in, and the first football game of the season is one week away. We are nearing the end of summertime in Madison. Today marks …
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