Graduate Program

Brown is committed to student-centered learning. In our graduate program, Ph.D. candidates choose research groups and elective courses based on their individual goals and interests, graduating ready for successful careers in today's changing world. Innovative research in our department laboratories seeks to answer critical questions in molecular behavior and reaction dynamics, the interface of chemistry and human health, and renewable energy and sustainability.

Apply Now 

   
The Chemistry PhD application is now open!

The deadline is December 15. The Admissions Committee reviews all applications and makes recommendations for admission to the program.

Graduate Program Virtual Q&A Sessions 

 

You've got questions, and we've got answers! Please join Professors Jerome Robinson and Brenda Rubenstein of Brown Chemistry for a Virtual Q & A session (hosted through Zoom) about the Brown Chemistry PhD program and the admission application.


October 24th - 10 - 11 am (https://brown.zoom.us/j/734609633)

November 14th - 7 - 8 pm (https://brown.zoom.us/j/378750858)

 

updated 9/5/18

Why Chemistry at Brown?

  • Competitive stipend and university-paid health insurance benefits
  • Student:faculty ratio of 5 to 1
  • Average time to PhD completion: five years
  • Brown’s Open Graduate Education Program
  • Reduced teaching responsibility for first-year students
  • Five-year guaranteed financial support and annual conference travel funding
  • Active departmental graduate student leadership

   

Explore our Research Areas

Chemical Biology Inorganic Chemistry Nano & Materials Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physical Chemistry: Theoretical/Experimental

 

Where will your Brown degree take you? 
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Contact Us
We want to hear from you. For assistance with the application process and all other program questions, please contact Rose Barreira.​ For questions about graduate study in Chemistry at Brown, please contact our graduate recruiting committee: ​Professors Jerome Robinson and Brenda Rubenstein.

 

Graduate Student Resources (access restricted)

 

Printable Chemistry PhD Program Brochure

Graduate Program Handbook (for students entering in September 2018)