Live in Your Element

Program Description

Earning a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Lehigh will enable you to confidently enter the world of professional molecular problem solving. Here, you will experience the fusion of intellect and creativity through intense collaboration, one-on-one mentorship, and the tenacity of your own spirit. 

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with cross-disciplinary teams and secure your future as an independent scientist, poised to thrive in the ever-evolving, interdisciplinary scientific landscape.

Concentrations are offered in:

  • Analytical
  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic
  • Organic
  • Physical 

Ph.D. students generally complete at least 4 years of full-time study, and work closely with faculty and peers to carry out cutting-edge research, advance their field, contribute to the scientific literature, and develop skills to tackle complex challenges.

How to Apply

  • Please review application requirements and submission instructions here
  • To fulfill the application requirements for the chemistry program, please submit a total of 3 letters of recommendation. 
  • Applications and all supporting materials are due by January 1 for fall enrollment.

Contact Us

For admissions and general information, please contact the graduate programs office at

Department website