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Graduate Opportunities
For Chemistry Majors
The Brooklyn campus' chemistry graduate program has stayed competitive and strong since its inception.  Our success has been due primarily to the quality of  the education recieved by our Master's candidates coupled with the attention given to"hands-on" research.  Our faculty recognizes that a solid research experienceis a must in today's competitive technological market.This approach to education is validated by the success of our students who are highly sought after by companies such as Wyeth Ayerst, DuPont, Merck, and Pfizer. 

While conducting their research, all students are FULLY supported.  Eligible students will recieve: 

  • FULL tuition remission

  • Teaching Assistantships worth over $8,000/yr.
"The opportunity to be a teaching assistant strengthened my foundation in chemistry and gave me valuable leadership experience.  These are assets that I am sure will come in handy in the job market" 
                                   Trinh Vu, (left)
                                     graduate student

Trinh instructing two undergraduate students in an organic chemistry laboratory.

"The modern labs and helpful teaching assistant made the laboratory portion of my chemistry class the best part of the course!"
Nursing majors conducting an experiment in our newly renovated facilities.

"I'm glad I chose LIU as my graduate school.  The generous financial programs meant that I didn't have to worry about money or loans.  Plus, I was able to work side by side with my advisor, something I would have never been able to do any place else!"
                     Dhurpatti Mangar (left) 
                       graduate student
                       Class of 2001

Dhurpatti is pictured here discussing an organometallic chemical reaction with Professor Adremi Oki.

Other Opportunites

In addition to conducting cutting-edge research, our faculty have been awarded many grants  in the last several years.  These grants run the gamut from research and instrument grants to grants to finance the education of  under-represented minorites in science (RISE, BRIDGE).

One such grant available to chemistry master's degree candidates is RISE.  RISE, Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement, is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and is meant to support outstanding minority students who wish to pursue a career in biomedical research. If you'd like to know more about the RISE, please contact Professor Edward Donahue

Bridge to the Doctorate:
This program is also funded by the NIH and is designed for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical science.  Students work in close collaboration with the graduate faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) of Yeshiva University.  Upon completion of the master's degree at LIU, students are accepted into AECOM to pursue their doctorate.  If you'd like to know more about the RISE, please contact

Professor Samuel Watson

Both RISE and BRIDGE offer:

  • Full tuition remission 
  • A stipend of $15,000/yr 

  • One-on-one research and academic training under the guidance of an expert faculty member.
Lastly, we'd like to let remind you some major advantages LIU can offer you that other schools can not:
  • Small class sizes (10-15 students maximum)
  • "Hands on" research training with an expert faculty mentor whose one-on-one advice will give you the edge companies and graduate schools are looking for!
    Unlimited access to our cutting-edge instrumenation, which rivals any other facility in the New York City area!
"The friendly informal atmosphere at LIU made it easy to approach any professor with research questions, even if the professor wasn't my advisor!"
                    Omar Morales (middle) 
                     graduate student

Omar and graduate student Mohani (right) discuss their chemical reaction with Professor Lujan-Upton.

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Chemistry & Biochemistry