Prospective Graduate Students
We welcome your interest in the graduate chemistry program at Northwestern University, and are certain you will find that Northwestern and Evanston provide a stimulating and supportive environment for exciting research and rewarding graduate studies.
The outstanding accomplishments of our doctoral students and alumni reflect the department's selective admission standards. All PhD students receive broad training that prepares them equally well for careers in industry or academia. Northwestern's chemistry department enjoys strong ties with the chemical industry. Our Industrial Associates Program, an intimate partnership with leading chemical-based industries, includes campus visits, seminars, joint research, and support. Approximately 60 percent of our alumni hold industrial positions, 30 percent have academic careers, and 10 percent are employed by government or independent research institutions.