Department of Chemistry

Graduate Degrees


Both M.S. and Ph.D. programs are offered. Research opportunities are available in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. Please visit our faculty research page for more information on our faculty members with a brief description of their research interests.

Master of Science & Doctor of Philosophy

The Department offers both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Ph.D. students must enroll on a full-time basis. Those students wishing to enroll in an experimental M.S. degree must also undertake full-time study. Students interested in pursuing a Master's degree on a part-time basis may enroll in the literature thesis M.S. program. For full catalog details see the Graduate Bulletin.

Master of Science Program- Forensic Chemistry

Please see M.S. Forensic Chemistry, for details.

Financial Support

Teaching assistantships are available for each academic year on a competitive basis. Academic year stipends for Ph.D. study begin at $15,000 with additional summer support available. Each assistantship includes tuition scholarship support. International students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 600 for paper based tests OR minimum TOEFL score of 100 for internet based test (IBT), for consideration for a teaching assistantship. At this time, MS students must be self-supporting.


To apply online for graduate study, visit the University at Albany Graduate Admissions page.


The Department will consider applications until one month before the start of classes for the semester of entry. If you wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship, however, it is recommended that applications be submitted by March 1st for Fall admission and by October 31st for Spring admission.


If you have any other questions regarding the Graduate Program in Chemistry, please send us an email at