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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 NIU 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.

Lee S. Sunderlin

Director of Graduate Studies
Lee S. Sunderlin

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115‐2862
Office: La Tourette Hall 327
Phone: (815) 753‐6870
E‐mail: sunder@niu.edu