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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Chemistry

Cambridge, MA

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Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Department of Chemistry is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Inorganic chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Organic chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physical chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological chemistry

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 49

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Teaching assistantship during two semesters

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

610
Applied
109
Accepted
49
Enrolled
18%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

242
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.37%
Black or African American 0.41%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.41%
Asian 11.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.48%
Unknown 4.96%

Gender

Male (64%)
Female (35%)

Faculty

29
Total faculty
Full-time - 29
Part-time - 0
Male (25)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry including catalysis; biological chemistry including bioorganic chemistry; physical chemistry including chemical dynamics, theoretical chemistry and biophysical chemistry; inorganic chemistry including synthesis, catalysis, bioinorganic and physical inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry including surface science, nanoscience and polymers
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
31,173,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 18-393
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. Timothy F. Jamison
Department Head
Phone: 617-253-1803
Fax: 617-258-7500