We offer doctor of philosophy degrees in Chemistry, as well as in Chemical Physics.
Research is a primary focus of our graduate programs, with graduate students choosing faculty advisors and beginning active research during their first year. Our faculty share with graduate students a rich training in the unique tools of chemical inquiry and a commitment to scientific investigation at the molecular level. For their doctoral research, we encourage students to explore problems of intrinsic interest and importance at the frontiers of chemical science. We offer many opportunities for interdisciplinary studies. Interaction with other departments and groups is common, both within Harvard University and at other research centers in the Boston area.