Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers four graduate degree programs (two of these programs are research-based degrees).

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

  • The M.S. program (research-based) increases the professional competence of the chemist beyond the bachelor's degree. Coursework, 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 non-thesis M.S. program (coursework only) 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 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 Professional Science Masters (PSM) Degree in Green Chemistry and Engineering is another degree option. Information about the PSM degree program can be found here.

In his own words, hear from graduate student Ronnie Emmons about his time and experiences in the UToledo Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Program:

For additional information on our Graduate Programs, use the drop-down menu in the top right corner.
Contact the Graduate and Recruitment committee:

Graduate Studies Contact Information
Department Chair
Steve Sucheck
Director of Graduate Studies
Peter Andreana
Associate Department Chair
Wei Li
Chair of Graduate
Admissions Committee
Michael Young
Last Updated: 7/6/23