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Chair's Welcome
Thank you for your interest in our doctoral program in Chemistry. Georgetown University has an international reputation for excellence in many fields, and our strategy to preserve that reputation is to maintain well-funded and well-equipped laboratories of moderate size but of outstanding quality.
The Department currently has fifteen highly interactive research groups and boasts a 4:1 graduate student to faculty ratio. Most research groups typically include three to five graduate students, a postdoctoral associate, and one or two undergraduate student researchers. Graduate students in our program are given highly individualized attention. We encourage you to read about our faculty’s research on their webpages.
A highly collaborative atmosphere pervades both the Department of Chemistry and the Georgetown University community as a whole. Chemistry graduate students enjoy immediate proximity to adjacent facilities in the Departments of Physics, Biology, Math, and Computer Science, as well as other university centers and institutes including the Georgetown University Medical Center, the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Center for Infectious Disease.

Georgetown University is located within Washington, D.C., an amazing city that is a major center of intellectual activity. The campus is a few miles from the most complete library in the world and leading governmental laboratories, such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Naval Research Laboratory. The University is also within close proximity to a number of major public and private museums, archives, and galleries. Most of our faculty and students find these to be of considerable value in their work and professional growth.
With such resources available in our Department, throughout Georgetown, and in the Washington, D.C. area, graduate students benefit from excellent cross-disciplinary experiences and training. As you likely know, such interdisciplinary training is essential for continued success in the rapidly changing world of chemistry.
Our alumni are employed in a broad range of fields including academia, industry and government.
We encourage you to investigate the many opportunities that await you at Georgetown. Please contact our Graduate Admissions Officer with any questions or concerns. We would be happy to give your application careful consideration.
Richard D. Bates, Jr.
Department Chair
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