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The CUNY Ph.D. Program in Chemistry  


Thank you for your interest in the CUNY Ph.D. Program in Chemistry. We have the utmost pride in our program and we are pleased by your interest.  We encourage you to view a video on the application process (Espanol).

The CUNY Graduate Center offers a program of study leading to the Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, the highest degree awarded by the University. The Ph.D. degree is granted for a recognized ability for independent and insightful investigation as evidenced in a thesis based upon original research and creative scholarship. The Ph.D. degree is not conferred solely as a result of classroom study or credits attained.  Prospective students are encouraged to read the American Chemical Society publication Planning for Graduate Work in Chemistry.
Our Ph.D. program is unique in that it is consortial in nature.  The program is administered by the CUNY Graduate Center with the doctoral faculty being drawn principally from CUNY colleges. These include Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Lehman College, Queens College, The College of Staten Island and York College.  The consortial nature of the program provides students with the best instructors for their courses, the widest range of mentors for their thesis research, and a rich and diverse faculty to assist them in their research endeavors. All students entering the Program are offered the 5-year CUNY Science Scholarship that includes tuition, a living allowance, and low-cost health benefits.