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Graduate Chemistry

Program Contacts

For general questions about the Chemistry Graduate Program:

Contact the Graduate Program Office

Department of Chemistry
104 Benkovic Building
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-8461


Graduate Program Office Staff

This office provides assistance to our students through all phases of their career, from admission through graduation.

Among the functions of this office are: mailing applications, processing materials for application, arranging visits for prospective students, organizing Open House events, maintaining graduate student records, organizing faculty and student recruiting talks, setting up meetings for graduate awards, maintaining Chem 500 course work, giving assistance in completing forms, processing student appointments, organizing and implementing incoming student orientation schedules, providing dates and details about thesis requirements and commencement.


Please email Shannon at if you have a question about:

Graduate Assistantships & Fellowships  |  Admissions  DISSA (visa, opt)  AEOCPT Exam  Financial, Academic Letter or Memo  |  Comprehensive Exam  |  Final Defense Exam  |  Graduation  |  Letter of Certification  |  Graduate Courses  LionPATH  |  SRTEs  |  Graduate Awards  |  Open House  Orientation  Preceptor Selection  |  Recruiting Trips  |  Extensions  |  Program Guidelines



Please email Ana at if you have a question about:

General Questions about the department  |  Orientation Paperwork  |  Doctoral Qualifying Exam (1st Year Meeting)  |  CHEM 500 requirements  |  Second Year Seminar  |  Travel Awards  |  Room reservations (If your preceptor is outside of the department)  |  Doctoral Committee changes  |  Spring, Summer and Fall Contracts (TOO & MOU)  |  ERS Reports