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Graduate Programs


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers two graduate programs leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Chemistry.

  • Students interested in obtaining a Master's Degree may select from three options: thesis, essay, or educator licensure.
  • Prospective candidates for a Ph.D. Degree may do advanced study and research in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, or physical chemistry.
  • Choose Chemistry! for our student‐to‐faculty ratio, faculty research, location, job opportunities, reputation and more.
  • Check out the financial support you could receive towards your graduate work at NIU.

Graduate Advising

Victor Ryzhov
La Tourette Hall, Room 425
(815) 753‐6695