The graduate program is the heart of our department. Graduate students drive our research, energize our classrooms and laboratories, and help us to envision and to create the future of our discipline.

What sets Emory apart?

  • Size: We are a mid-sized program with 21 research groups. We are large enough to have critical mass in most areas of chemistry, while still intimate enough to provide personalized and productive research experiences for each student.
  • Scope: Our collaborative research themes--catalysis, sustainable energy, and living/nonliving interfaces— are anchored by foundational strengths in biomolecular, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.
  • Support: Our program has built-in checkpoints in every year of the graduate career helping students to set goals and measure progress. Incoming students are paired with senior student mentors and all students are automatically inducted into Pi Alpha Chemical Society, our graduate student social and service organization.
  • Community: We believe that the best teaching and research happens in the context of a scientific community. We foster that community intentionally through everything from the design of our laboratories—glass walls encourage transparency and collaboration—to our schedule of seminars, department poster sessions, and celebrations.
  • Connections: During their time at Emory, graduate students have the opportunity to engage in collaborations with international partners through study abroad. Closer to home, we frequently host industry leaders for seminars and special courses. And we have strong connections to the Atlanta community through outreach such as the Atlanta Science Festival, a week-long event drawing 10,000+ participants each year, and programs such as the CCHF Graduate School Prep Club and the SEED program that place our students in the community as STEM mentors.
  • Careers: Emory alumni are in high demand because of the strength of our research and educational programs. Our graduates hold faculty positions at excellent colleges and universities throughout the United States and several foreign countries, and are well represented in chemical industry, including Fortune 500 companies, such as Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbott, DuPont, and Eastman. Our graduates also branch out into law, medical practice, tech, and government

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