It was great to be a part of the Columbia Chemistry department, especially because of the strong sense of community. Simply put, the faculty and students have created an environment that makes research fun and rewarding.
– Dr. Jeffrey Bandar, Postdoc at MIT, Ph.D. Class of 2014
Columbia’s graduate programs in Chemistry and Chemical Physics aim to train a new generation of scientific leaders in research, teaching, and beyond. The Department of Chemistry is ranked among the best in the world for its outstanding research and teaching, yet it is among the smallest. Consequently, our graduate students receive an unusual amount of interaction with and guidance from the faculty. Top students and faculty all over the world come to Columbia for its unique research environment and commitment to providing its students with an exceptional education.