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What about grad school?

Is Graduate School for you?

Often after students begin doing research with a faculty member they discover that they really like chemistry.  They realize that they want to explore a particular aspect of chemistry a little deeper.  This is a good indication that graduate school is a good next step. 

How do you decide where to go?  Start by asking your faculty mentor.  Look at schools in the area?  Look at schools in some part of the country you would like to visit.  Look for schools that have programs that are of interest to you.

What steps do you need to take? Some time during your third year start looking at schools. The link to the ACS Directory of Graduate Schools is a good starting place.  Plan to take the GRE (general and chemistry) the fall of your fourth year.  Begin your applications during the fall.  The sooner you get them in, the better your chances of being accepted.


Pitt-Johnstown alumni have attended:

Pitt-Johnstown Chemistry gradautes have attended graduate programs at the following schools.

Carnegie Mellon University
Duquesne University
Indianan University of Pennsylvania
James Madison University
Marshall University
Miami University of Ohio
Ohio State University
Penn State University
Purdue University
SUNY, Binghamton
Syracuse University
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Illinois
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Pennsylvania
University of South Carolina
University of Toledo
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech
Youngstown State University

Resources on Graduate Study in Chemistry
Thinking about Graduate School? This site sponsored by the American Chemical Society is a good place to start.
Directory of Graduate Research
Published by the American Chemical Society, theDirectory of Graduate Research is a comprehensive source of information gradaute programs in the U.S. and Canada.
Last Reviewed: March 11, 2008