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

  • Biochemistry Lab Positively Reacts to Passionate High School Intern

    October 11, 2019

    When nearing summer break, most high school sophomores are looking forward to taking time off from classwork and studying, but Emily Shang isn't like most of her peers. Instead of taking a couple months off, she searched the biographies of local professors with interesting lab work before landing on Zhihong Wang PhD, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

  • Chemistry PhD Student James Gamrat Realizes Passion for Academia

    July 18, 2019

    Gamrat, who hopes to work at a University as a professor with his own research lab, has found success working in the chemistry department and various labs during his time as a PhD student at USciecnes.

  • World-Class Polymers Researchers Meet at USciences for New Conference

    June 26, 2019

    For the life sciences industry, polymers might be a game changer. From changing the way we think about medication delivery to discovering new materials for implants, experts brought their ideas to USciences in May for a two-day symposium entitled "Polymers in Life Sciences" where they explored the vast possibilities.

  • Ursinus College, USciences Sign Affiliation Agreement

    June 25, 2019

    Ursinus grads can pursue advanced degrees in one of 12 USciences graduate programs

  • Sigmapharm Internship Gives Students Exposure to Industry

    January 30, 2019

    Five USciences undergraduate students in the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacology/toxicology programs learned about different career opportunities and applied their learning from the classroom and labs to the real world during a four-week summer internship experience at Sigmapharm Laboratories in Bensalem, Pa.

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John W. Tomsho, PhD
Program Director

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Griffith Hall, Room 310A


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