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. Learn more about our chemistry MS and PhD programs, including our integrated BS/MS and BS/PhD.

What Sets Us Apart?

  1. Our 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 offer an integrated BS/MS or BS/PhD degree program where you can obtain a graduate degree in less time than a traditional degree program.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


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James McKee
James R. McKee, PhD
Graduate Program Director for Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacognosy
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James R. McKee, PhD
Program Director

Office Location:

Robert McNeil Graduate Study and Research Center, Room 201


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