UMass Boston

Information for Graduate Chemistry Students


•  Dual Degree BS/MS (5-year program)
•  Master of Science in Chemistry
•  Chemistry, PhD (Green Track)
•  Chemistry, PhD (Biological Track)
•  Chemistry, PhD (Chemistry Education Research Track)
•  Chemistry, PhD (Inorganic Track)
•  Chemistry, PhD (Organic Track)
•  Chemistry, PhD (Physical/Analytical Track)

The Graduate Committee of the Chemistry Department has developed the following learning goals for our graduate students:

  • Students will be trained to plan, conduct and report results from original chemical research, including the importance of adhering to the principles of scientific ethics with regard to use of sources, generating and reporting of data, and collaboration with colleagues.
  • Student will become experts in a narrowly focused area of chemical research.
  • Students will be able to comprehend and communicate advanced chemical principles as applied to the five major sub-fields of chemistry: organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry and biochemistry, with special emphasis on organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry.
  • Students will develop an understanding of Green Chemistry and environmental responsibility.
  • Students will be able to think creatively and independently.
  • Students will receive training in good teaching practices.


Neil Reilly

Graduate Program Co-Director
ISC, 3, 3740
Phone: 617.287.4065

Wei Zhang

Graduate Program Co-Director
ISC 3400
Phone: 617.287.6147

Rita Lam

Graduate Program Assistant
University Hall 3rd Floor Chemistry Offices
Phone: 617.287.6190

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