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Why Tulane?

why-tulaneTulane University is one of the top 50 undergraduate universities among the thousands in the United States, and is one of the leading Universities in graduate research in the South. Since its founding in 1834, its graduates have enjoyed the benefits of this outstanding reputation, both national and internationally.

Why is Tulane a great place for graduate study in chemistry?


  • The relatively small graduate student population and intimacy of the department provide an excellent learning environment.
  • Opportunities for collaborative research with faculty and students in the School of Engineering and the Medical School are numerous.
  • For a small department the facilities are excellent, and instrumentation is generously shared across departmental and college boundaries.
  • The relatively small size makes direct interaction with faculty mentors a daily occurrence. Your "boss" will be actively involved with you in your research.
  • Tulane is located in a beautiful urban residential neighborhood with student housing readily available within walking distance of campus. The central city and famous French Quarter are only a short bus or street car ride from the University.

A new graduate program track in chemical physics has been introduced at Tulane in 2017.  The program invites qualified students with interests in research areas that involve both chemistry and physics.  The program combines faculty of the two departments (Chemistry and Physics and Engineering Physics). Thesis directions of students in the program cover a range of topics spanning from spectroscopy of various flavors, to gas-phase dynamics, surface science, materials, chemical dynamics, quantum chemistry, statistical mechanics, surface science, and catalysis.  The course work is flexible and tailored to suit educational objectives within various research directions in the program.  Details of the chemical physics program

2015 Percival Stern Hall, 6400 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-865-5573 chemistry@tulane.edu