Graduate Programs

FIU’s Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers a Ph.D. in Chemistry, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, an M.S. in Chemistry, and an M.S. in Forensic Science. The Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry allow specialization in biochemistry, chemistry education, and analytical, environmental, forensic, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. To emphasize the particular strengths of our program, the Ph.D. in Chemistry offers Tracks in Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Science, and Radiochemistry. The M.S. in Forensic Science is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for careers in forensic science laboratories.

For more information on this or any of our programs, please fill out the preliminary on-line application form (links found in program description) and send the associated materials. There is no obligation to apply, and it allows us to contact you with updates and information. Make sure also to contact Dr. Watson Lees, our graduate program Director, to be sure your file is complete at { A 3.0/4.0 grade point average and a degree in chemistry, biology or other science based instruction is usually required. Other requirements include acceptable GRE scores, letters of recommendation and transcripts. Non-native English speakers will also need to submit TOEFL scores. For more information on the PhD option, contact our Graduate Program Assistant, Magali Autie via email at