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.
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
- No teaching responsibility for first-year students
- Five-year guaranteed financial support and annual conference travel funding
- Active departmental graduate student leadership
Our application deadline is December 15, 2022. The applications will open September 1, 2022.
Interested in applying. Please fill out this short questionnaire. We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have about our programs. We will get back to you within three days.
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Zoom In on November 15, 2022 to speak with Professors Yusong Bai, Emily Sprague-Klein, Benjamin McDonald, Jerome Robinson, and Brenda Rubenstein.
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Where will your Brown degree take you?
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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 Benjamin McDonald, Jerome Robinson and Brenda Rubenstein.
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Graduate Program Handbook (for students entering in September 2022)