Graduate Study in Chemistry and Biochemistry at UAF

The UAF Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers six different degrees: The M.S. or Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the M.S. or Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry, and the M.S. or M.A. in Chemistry.

The Environmental Chemistry Ph.D. program is an interdisciplinary effort that includes faculty from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Engineering, Science and Technology Experiment Station (ESTES), Geophysical Institute, Institute of Arctic Biology, Institute of Northern Engineering, and Federal agencies such as the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.

The Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Ph.D. program, which includes faculty from the Department and the Institute of Arctic Biology, is ranked in the top 200 Biochemistry programs in the nation.  

Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs in Chemistry introduce students to advanced topics in chemistry and present opportunities for cutting-edge research. Students have the opportunity to adjust their curricula to meet their career goals. 

Graduate faculty advisors make sure to tailor every graduate degree to meet the research interests and educational goals of our graduate students.

Want more information? Please visit our page for Prospective Students and fill out our Graduate Program Inquiry Form.

Ready to apply?  Review our requirements and feel free to contact our faculty members.

Financial Aid: Teaching and research assistantships in chemistry, environmental and biochemistry are available to qualified graduate students. All applicants are considered for financial assistance during the department review process so applicants don't need to fill out additional paperwork to be considered for assistantships.

Professor Tom Kuhn and graduate student Mary Hogan of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program working in a biochemistry lab in the Reichardt Building.  UAF photo by Todd Paris.

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