Tremendous experiences for graduate students

female graduate student working in a lab

Our graduate students are central to both our educational and research missions and are our most valuable assets. We have much to offer:

  • our excellent faculty members who are leading researchers in their fields
  • our sophisticated state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities,
  • collaborative and interdisciplinary research opportunities, and 
  • unique environment of empowerment where you can contribute to and lead your own learning.

Our goal is to help you develop as chemists, teachers, scholars and leaders by providing a supportive and stimulating academic environment with world-class resources and outstanding training and leadership opportunities.

Our graduate students

UMN Department of Chemistry Grad Student Video - HD

Our graduate students talk about the unique aspects of their experiences in the Department of Chemistry, including the quality of the professors leading their coursework and research, their opportunities for leadership, and the collaborative, multi-discipliniary nature of their research. The graduate students featured in this video have all earned their doctorates.

Graduate Student brochure


  • Prospective Graduate Students
    Application Information
    (612) 624-8008
    Fax: 1-612-624-5724

    Stephanie Stathopoulous
    Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies
    135 Smith Hall
    (612) 624-8008

    Current Students
    Nancy Thao
    Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies
    115 Smith Hall
    (612) 624-0313

    • Director of Graduate Studies in Chemistry
    • Professor Philippe Buhlmann
    • Director of Graduate Studies In Chemical Physics
    • Professor Aaron Massari