Graduate Programs


Accepting graduate program applications from October 1st, 2016, through January 15th, 2017, for admission consideration for the 2017-2018 academic year.

TA assistantships available.  Please contact Ms. Kitty O'Doherty, Graduate Program Administrator, at for more information.

IUPUI currently ranks fifth by U.S. News and World Report in "Up-and-Coming National Universities" and maintains a spot among the top 100 universities in the country. Situated in the heart of Indianapolis, IUPUI is an urban research and life and  health sciences institution near five hospitals and Indiana University medical and dental schools.

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at IUPUI offers graduate programs leading to Purdue University Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.


Enrollment Requirements

The degrees are conferred through the Purdue University system, and entering students must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Graduate School of Purdue University and departmental requirements.

The prospective student should have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, show promise of ability to engage in advanced work, and have adequate preparation—at least 35 credit hours of chemistry broadly representative of the fields of the discipline—in a chemistry curriculum. The GRE exam is required for all applicants.

Learn more about admissions to the graduate programs.


Areas of active research within the department includes analytical chemistry, biological/chemical biology, chemical education, computational chemistry, forensic science, inorganic/bioinorganic chemistry, materials/biomaterials, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical/biophysical chemistry.

Interdisciplinary research is common. Strong collaborations exist between our faculty and members of other departments of the School of Science, and with the School of Medicine.

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