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Graduate School Programs

On-line Resources

Graduate School Rankings by Field

US News and World Report

Selected Articles on Graduate School

The US News and World Report site has links to quite a few articles on issues related to graduate school.

Printed Resources

“Careers in Science and Engineering: A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond” published by the National Academy of Sciences for a modest price.

“Planning for Graduate Work in Chemistry” published by the American Chemical Society.  To obtain a  printed copy, contact the Secretary on the Committee on Professional Training at can98@acs.org.

“What if Four Years of College Aren’t Enough?” by David Moss and Kathleen Cornely (1995), Journal of Chemical Education, 72, pp. 990-992.

“The Surprises of Graduate School” by D. Sawyer (1991) Journal of Chemical Education, 68, pp. 211-214.

“Is a PhD in Chemistry Worth the Effort?” by C. E. Meloan (1993) Journal of Chemical Education, 70, p. 469.

Graduate School Fellowships

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has five-year fellowships for students pursuing doctoral degrees in the biological sciences.

Graduate Programs

University of Connecticut has a two-year masters program in synthetic organic chemistry in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. The first year is supported by a teaching fellowship, the second by a research assistantship.

Helpful Advice

The faculty at MIT have compiled a useful web site that offers advice for students considering graduate school in chemistry.

Post-Bac programs

Not ready for graduate school? Consider a post-bac program

The Mayo Clinic runs a post-bac program, for more information, click here.

Information about the NIH post-bac program is available from the NIH web site.