Graduate Study in Chemistry and Biochemistry at UAF
The UAF Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers four different degrees: The Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Neuroscience, the Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry, and the M.S. or M.A. in Chemistry, which include concentrations in the focal areas of Biochemistry and Neuroscience and Environmental Chemistry.
The Environmental Chemistry Ph.D. program is an interdisciplinary effort that includes faculty from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, the CNSM Division of Research, the Geophysical Institute, the Institute of Arctic Biology, the Institute of Northern Engineering, and Federal agencies such as the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.
The Biochemistry and Neuroscience Ph.D. program 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. Two concentrations with curricula tailored to our departmental focal areas are available.
Graduate faculty advisors make sure to tailor every graduate degree to meet the research interests and educational goals of our graduate students.
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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 Neuroscience Program working in a biochemistry lab in the Reichardt Building. UAF photo by Todd Paris.