Chemistry

Program Summary

The Ph.D. degree in chemistry at NIU is a program that focuses on new technologies, innovation and performing the very latest, cutting-edge research. Students enjoy maximum time with faculty and advisors as they create an individualized focus in both interdisciplinary and traditional chemistry to make their doctoral experience unique and rewarding.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: Ph.D. in Chemistry

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary Nanotechnology

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 3

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 Feb 1 for assistantship
Spring October 1 December 10 October 1 for assistantship
Summer June 1

Contact Us

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Faraday Hall 319
Program website
chemgrad@niu.edu
815-753-1131

Director of Graduate Studies
Victor Ryzhov
ryzhov@niu.edu
815-753-6955

Application Contact
Lydia Mueller
lmueller3@niu.edu

815-753-5030

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