Graduate programs in chemistry and biochemistry are designed to provide students with a solid and broad foundation on which to base their careers. An appropriate combination of coursework and independent investigation is planned with individual faculty advisors. In consultation with their graduate advisor, graduate students can tailor their program to their own needs and interests. We believe that at the conclusion of their graduate education at Montana State University, students should have a professional command of the fundamentals of their disciplines. We cultivate the ability to think independently and to critically analyze scientific problems that span disciplinary boundaries. A high level of creativity and originality in research is expected of candidates for the Ph.D.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Montana State University has about 25 faculty members and 15-20 incoming graduate students per year. Thus, MSU is the perfect place for students who prefer a more intimate learning environment with frequent interaction between the students and the faculty. Our goal is to do world-class research in a world-class setting. If you check out the professors, research projects, and facilities in our department, we think you will agree, big things are happening in Bozeman.
Applying to our department
Filling out and submitting an application form is the first step toward becoming a graduate student in the MSU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
To apply online, click here.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the main office at: 1-877-472-3776 (or, outside the US, 406-994-4802)
or write to:
Graduate Program Assistant
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3400
Please note that, although you can apply through the MSU College of Graduate Studies, we prefer that you send your application directly to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This saves time in the review process (as the Graduate Dean's Office immediately reroutes your application to us anyway) and allows us to waive the $60.00 application fee. Along with your application form, you'll also need to arrange for your GRE scores, three letters of recommendation and an official transcript to be sent to the address given above.