Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Graduate Programs

The department has research strengths in many areas. In particular, the department is equipped with 4 NMR spectrometers, 4 mass spectrometers, EPR instrumentation, as well as IR and Raman spectrometers. The individual research labs are also well equipped for various analytical and separation methodologies necessary for their research programs in both chemistry and biochemistry. In addition, Toledo is the home of the Ohio Crystallography Consortium with an internationally recognized program of small molecule and macromolecular crystallographic research based on three single crystal diffractometers and one powder machine.

For any students interested in our graduate program, please complete a Preliminary Interest Form. Regrettably, the form is not compatible with Google Chrome or Apple Preview.  Therefore, if need be, please manually download the Preliminary Interest Form in the .pdf format, fill out as best you can and then submit as an attachment to

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers 4 different graduate degree programs and a certificate degree. Two of these are research-based degrees.

The Ph.D. program aims to prepare students for independent research careers in academia or industry. Moderate coursework requirements paired with our strong research programs offer many opportunities to students interested in a broad range of scientific inquiry.

The M.S. program in chemistry increases the professional competence of the chemist beyond the bachelor's degree. Course work, independent research and small group discussions are emphasized to achieve these goals. The Master of Science degree can be viewed as an important professional goal or as preparation for study toward the doctoral degree.

The objective of the non-thesis M.S. program is to provide an alternate pathway for students to obtain an M.S. degree in chemistry that does not involve an in-depth research project or a thesis. This degree option is intended for students whose current work responsibilities, or intellectual property issues with their employer, preclude the possibility of conducting the requisite research for the traditional research-based M.S. degree. School teachers, non-traditional students, and employees of local industry who want to earn an M.S. degree for promotions and/or to meet eligibility requirements for teaching positions at regional community colleges may wish to pursue this degree option.

The PSM in Green Chemistry has been developed and more information can be found here.

The Certificate Degree of Environmental Sustainability in Chemistry has been developed and more information can be found here.

To view more information about our Graduate Programs, please visit the pages listed to the right.

Graduate Studies Contact Information
Jon Kirchhoff
Director of Graduate Studies
Donald Ronning
Associate Chair
Cora Lind-Kovacs
Admissions Coordinator
Charlene Hansen

Chair of Graduate
Admissions Committee
Jianglong Zhu

Last Updated: 6/30/19