Chemistry is called the central science because it not only impacts virtually all fields of science and technology but also because it is a central contributor to the modern life that society enjoys.

The PhD Program in Chemistry at the City University of New York (CUNY) provides students with a strong foundation in all areas of chemistry: analytical, biological, inorganic, materials, nano, organic, polymer, and physical.

CUNY prides itself on the diversity of its faculty and students. Each student chooses a research mentor from over 100 members of the CUNY doctoral faculty in Chemistry. These mentors are distributed among seven CUNY campuses and the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center that fosters interdisciplinary interactions. A flexible curriculum allows each student to personalize the coursework to their specific needs. Additional training in professionalism, safety, pedagogy, and career opportunities are provided to ensure your career success.