Today’s fast-paced research requires scientists with highly adaptable knowledge and a broad range of practical skills. WPI’s department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is the place where successful careers start
Tomorrow’s chemists and biochemists will need to hit the ground running, and on-the-job training won’t be an option. That’s why a hands-on education—with the focus on practical application of knowledge and the ability to start and finish worthwhile projects—will be critical to success in the professional arena.
With its interdisciplinary curriculum, WPI’s Chemistry & Biochemistry graduate programs put the emphasis on a comprehensive, solid education that transitions seamlessly to meet real-world challenges. Whether you’re pursuing a master’s degree or PhD, you’ll choose the courses that will give you what you need to succeed—from traditional chemistry to the life sciences to materials research.
Your work at WPI, as well as the connections you’ll make with our world-class faculty and top students from around the globe, will prepare you for a wide range of career paths. WPI graduates can be found everywhere, from Fortune 500 companies to startups and academia.
Research and Facilities
Cutting-edge research, funded by major federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, explores areas such as biochemistry and biophysics, molecular design and synthesis, green chemistry, and nanotechnology.
Our state-of-the-art Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park is home to modern equipment and instrumentation that enable the kind of advances that have a profound impact on society, human health and our environment.