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Department of Chemistry
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Science Without Boundaries

The chemistry graduate program at Penn State is designed to give students an educational experience unlike any other. Our innovative lab rotation program gives students the chance to explore research across the department in a collaborative and supportive environment.


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Graduate Admissions Information Session

Interested in learning more about Penn State chemistry? Join us for our graduate admissions information session! December 1st, from 3:00pm- 4:00pm.

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Ready to see where Penn State Chemistry can take you? Apply today.

Alumni Spotlight: Erica Frankel

Dr. Erica Frankel—who earned her PhD in chemistry at Penn State—never expected to find the perfect graduate program for her right here in Pennsylvania. After completing her undergraduate studies at Drexel University, Dr. Frankel planned to leave Pennsylvania to continue her education, until she visited Penn State.


"I’ve had life changing experiences at Penn State. This is a really supportive environment; you don’t realize until you’re in graduate school how much you need those supportive people on tough days. I’ve found that supportive group here."

Graduate Student Highlight: Santina Cruz