The Chemistry department at Clark University offers programs leading to a doctorate of philosophy with specialization in various fields of chemistry. Emphasis is placed on tailoring programs to fit the specific needs and desires of the graduate student. To facilitate this goal, a committee of interested faculty works with each student to advise and review his/her progress in research work and course requirements. One year of a teaching apprenticeship is required of all candidates. In addition to formal course work (Six courses from specific areas of chemistry for Ph.D. students), all students must pass qualifying examinations and submit and defend a research thesis.
Graduate students also may elect to take courses at nearby institutions; for example, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute or at the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (both in Worcester).
The rare combination of a small department and an active faculty with many and varied research interests offers the student a unique opportunity for an intellectually stimulating program in a close and friendly atmosphere.
Because of our strong commitment to research, the department has been able to acquire specialized research equipment normally found only in much larger departments. Much of this equipment is physically located in the Sackler Sciences Center; however, the department also has ready access to a considerable amount of additional equipment at affiliated institutions in the greater Worcester area, mainly at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the Worcester Art Museum.
Clark University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
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