The graduate program in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University has been named one of the top 50 programs (#45) in the country, according to the 2011 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. The chemistry department is a Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence at Colorado State. Research Ph.D. programs are available in the fields of: analytical chemistry, chemistry education, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, materials chemistry.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is consistently ranked in the nation's top 15 for its graduate program in Chemistry (tied for 13th in 2011). The UNC Department of Chemistry was established in 1818, and the first Ph.D. degree was awarded in 1883.

Chemistry at UIUC continues to shine as a leader in research and chemical education, ranked in the top ten as one of the best Chemistry Graduate Programs in the nation. The American Chemical Society has called the School of Chemical Sciences at Illinois "a major force in chemical education" in the US.

Top Graduate Schools in Chemistry:
1 California Institute of Technology
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1 University of California--Berkeley
4 Harvard University
4 Stanford University
6 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
7 Northwestern University
7 Scripps Research Institute
7 University of Wisconsin--Madison
10 Columbia University
10 Cornell University
12 University of Texas--Austin
13 University of Chicago
13 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill
13 Yale University
16 Princeton University
16 University of California--Los Angeles
16 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
19 Texas A&M University--College Station
19 University of Pennsylvania

Source: US News 2011

* Suggested Reading: Top Chemistry Doctoral Programs

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