Why Graduate School at VCU?

  • side_image_lab2 [View Image]Competitive stipends
  • Fellowships
  • Interdisciplinary research programs
  • Internationally known faculty
  • Hands-on program; low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Collaborations with the medical school (MD/PhD program)
  • Centrally located; less than 2 hrs from DC, Virginia Beach, and Blue Ridge Mountains
  • A big “small” town
  • Friendly environment

VCU Facts

  • Largest research university in Virginia
  • More than 31,000 students, >2000 faculty
  • Located in historic Richmond, the capital since 1779
  • Population of Richmond metropolitan area: > 1.2 million
  • side_image_bottles [View Image]Over 200 million in sponsored research funding

VCU Chemistry Facts

  • Over 20 research-active faculty, ~60 graduate students
  • Approximately 500 undergraduate chemistry majors
  • Focus areas in Analytical, Chemical Education, Inorganic, Physical, and Organic Chemistry
  • Joint Programs in Chemical Physics, Chemical Biology, and Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
  • Interdisciplinary – collaborations with physics, engineering, and medical school
  • External funding from NIH, NSF, DoD, Research Corp, American Cancer Society, DOE, PRF, Jeffress Memorial Trust
  • Alumni at Bristol-Myers, DuPont, Philip Morris, Amoco, Eli Lilly and Abbott Laboratories
  • VCU Professor John Fenn received Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002
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