Georgia Tech’s School of Chemistry and Biochemistry is one of the most highly ranked departments in the U.S. Its close ties with the College of Engineering and College of Computing provide a cutting-edge multidisciplinary environment for graduate work. Research in traditional and interdisciplinary areas leading to a doctoral or master's degree in chemistry is offered. The links at the left will guide you through information relevant to graduate studies in the school.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is located in the heart of Atlanta, in a dynamic environment surrounded by museums, shops, restaurants, and recreational activities. The current enrollment of approximately 27,000 graduate students and 17,000 undergraduate students represents almost every state and more than 90 countries.

With a current enrollment of approximately 170 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 5:1, our graduate program is designed to equip the next generation of leaders to confront the major scientific and technological challenges of the century. After graduation, our students go on to work at top corporations such as Intel, Dow, DuPont, Phillips 66, Solvay, Celanese, Kimberly-Clark, Procter and Gamble, and Coca-Cola,  federal agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Homeland Security, NIST (National Institute for Standards and Technology), and Department of Energy U.S. national labs. Our graduates are also employed at academic institutions across the country.

The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, ranked amongst the top 20 graduate programs in the USA by the National Research Council, maintains cutting-edge research facilities for chemical, biochemical and materials synthesis and characterization in five recently completed buildings, which were designed for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. A number of research "centers" have been formed to nurture interdisciplinary research in organic electronics, chemical evolution, optical and mass spectrometry imaging, computational chemistry, astro-biochemistry, molecular biophysics, biomaterials, and laser dynamics.

Our community participates in, and leads, a vibrant group of graduate student organizations including the Women in Chemistry Committee, the GT Chapter of NoBBCHE, and the GT Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma. These organizations enrich the experiences of our graduate students while at Georgia Tech. In addition, the Graduate Student Forum (GSF) organizes school-wide social activities and is managed by an elected group of graduate students.

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