Department of Chemistry

Chair's Welcome

A Message from Mary D. Barkley

Chair of the Chemistry Department
Case Western Reserve University


Dear Prospective Student,

Choosing a school for your graduate studies is one of the most important decisions you will make, and so I urge you to consider the exciting opportunities available to you at Case Western Reserve University.

A graduate program is judged by several criteria: the excellence of its faculty and curricula, the quality of the facilities and instrumentation, and the success of its alumni in their careers. The graduate program at Case Western Reserve has a long tradition of excellence in all these areas. Not only are our faculty dedicated to research and teaching, but they also provide a supportive, collegial atmosphere for graduate studies.

Also worthy of special comment is the fact that chemical sciences are very extensive at Case Western Reserve University. Complementing our department are the departments of biochemistry, chemical engineering, macromolecular science, and pharmacology, all within a short walk of our building. Some chemistry faculty have joint appointments in other departments, and collaborative and interdisciplinary research opportunities abound. Our alumni are very successful in their employment after graduation.

I feel we have a great deal to offer a student interested in graduate studies in chemistry, and hope that you will give us careful consideration as a dynamic department with research thrusts in rapidly growing areas of chemistry. We encourage you to visit, see our facilities first hand, and meet our faculty. If you wish to do so, or have any other questions about our programs, please feel free to call our graduate admissions office at (216) 368-5030.

Best wishes for success in your continuing studies.

Mary D. Barkley, Chair




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