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Chemistry, MS, PhD

The Chemistry Graduate Program at USciences is pioneering and personalized, the ideal place to work and learn alongside top minds in exciting fields like computational chemistry and pharmacognosy. We pride ourselves on individual attention and support. Working in the McNeil Science and Technology Center, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and the latest technology for conducting pioneering original research. Courses cost $1,676 per credit.

What Sets Us Apart?

  1. Our chemistry graduate programs focus on the latest innovations in chemistry, especially in the areas of computational chemistry and drug design.
  2. We’re one of the few chemistry departments in the country to offer a graduate degree in pharmacognosy.
  3. We take your education personally. We’re small by design, so you’ll never feel like a number.
  4. We forge close interdepartmental relationships and cross-discipline collaboration. It’s common for a graduate student in medicinal chemistry to visit one of our toxicologists to discuss potential problems of a prospective drug candidate.
  5. You’ll gain the advanced skills and level of knowledge that quickly translate into a rewarding career. In fact, all of our students have been employed either directly upon graduation or shortly thereafter.

 

Program Director’s Message

  • Misher Students Find Safety and Success in Labs
    Misher Students Find Safety and Success in Labs

    October 07, 2020

    To allow students to continue these hands-on experiences, USciences faculty got creative to schedule coursework that would ensure that the experience in Chemistry and Biology laboratories for the fall 2020 semester would be rich while still maintaining COVID-19 safety guidelines.

  • USciences Honors Elisabetta Fasella with Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching
    USciences Honors Elisabetta Fasella with Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

    June 01, 2020

    At the 199th Commencement Ceremony, Elisabetta Fasella, PhD was honored with the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award is made possible through a gift from Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback, and is given to a faculty member who is chosen by students for their excellence.

  • Physics Alumnus' Passion Led Him to Work in Japan
    Physics Alumnus' Passion Led Him to Work in Japan

    June 01, 2020

    Christopher Petoukhoff's C'11, Phys'11, PhD, passion for science and engineering has given him many opportunities, including a position as a postdoctoral researcher in materials science and engineering at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.

  • USciences was the Catalyst for This Chemistry Major's Career
    USciences was the Catalyst for This Chemistry Major's Career

    December 16, 2019

    Tori Lugiano BS'19 seemed destined for a career in chemistry. For Christmas one year when she was little, she got a chemistry set from her mother, who would go on to buy CSI-type forensic science toy sets that Lugiano would spend hours doing at home. For Lugiano, the choice of a career always couched in the context of how it could benefit others.

  • USciences, West Pharma Mark 20 Years of Innovative Research at The West Center
    USciences, West Pharma Mark 20 Years of Innovative Research at The West Center

    December 13, 2019

    University of the Sciences (USciences) and West Pharmaceutical Services (West) celebrated 20 years since the establishment of the West Center for Computational Chemistry and Drug Design during a celebration on USciences' campus on December 12, 2019.

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Contact:

John W. Tomsho, PhD
Program Director

Office Location:

Griffith Hall, Room 310A

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-7395

Email:

ChemGradProgramDirector@
usciences.edu