Prospective Graduate Students

The UC Berkeley Department of Chemistry Ph.D. program is designed towards developing within each student the ability to do creative scientific research. Our Doctoral program includes concentrations in Physical Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry, and Chemical Biology.

The single most important facet of the curriculum for an individual is his or her own research project. In keeping with the goal of fostering an atmosphere of scholarly, independent study, formal course requirements are minimal and vary among disciplines; advisor's tailor course requirements to best prepare the student for the chosen research field.

Additionally, the Department also offers a Professional Masters Degree in Molecular Science and Software Engineering. Standing at the intersection of science, management, and software engineering, the Master of Molecular Science and Software Engineering (MSSE) provides critical thinkers with the practical skills needed to develop sophisticated computational models to solve large-scale challenges.