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Program/Degree
Chemistry (MS) 
Program Description

A limited number of students are accepted to purse Master of Science degrees in Chemistry. Typically, no financial support is provided for pursuit of these degrees. Please contact the Graduate Coordinator if you plan to apply for these programs.

The MS degree is a research degree requiring a written thesis. All students must pass a final oral examination.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Chemistry -

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona offers Ph.D. programs in both Chemistry and Biochemistry. Our, cutting-edge research programs span several traditional subdisciplines of chemistry including analytical, biochemistry, organic, physical, inorganic, chemical education and teacher preparation, as well as a broad range of multidisciplinary research programs including biological chemistry, materials science, surface science, polymer science, protein science, and gas phase and interstellar chemistry. The breadth and diversity of our program provides students considerable freedom to in their Ph.D. studies.

In additional to formal Departmental appointments, our faculty members routinely participate in a number of interdisciplinary graduate training program including Biological Chemistry Program, Chemical Physics Program, Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Program in Applied Mathematics, Computational Modeling of Biomedical Systems, IGERT Program in Comparative Genomics. Graduate students may choose to be affiliated with any number of these programs, some of which provide research assistantships on a highly competitive basis.

The faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry consistently receive research support from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and Department of Energy. Annual research expenditures in the Department are in excess of $23 million. The research endeavors in the Department are further supported and enhanced by our world-class research support services.

 
College
College of Science  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Lori Boyd
520-621-4348
Graduate Program Coordinator
Lori Boyd
520-621-4348
Director of Graduate Studies
Nancy C Horton
520-626-3828
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Jessica N Kniest
520-626-1930
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Three letters of recommendation. One of the letters must come from your research advisor. These letters should be submitted by your referees using the online system.

2. Transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended or are currently attending. Transcripts should be uploaded in your online application.

3. A brief Statement of Purpose, describing your past research experiences, goals, teaching experience and why you want to attend The University of Arizona.

4. GRE scores.

  • U.S. applicants: The general GRE exam is required. The chemistry subject exam is recommended but not required.
  • International applicants: Both the general and subject exams are recommended but not required; however, students who enter the program have typically taken at least the general exam.

    Be sure to use code 4832 for The University of Arizona and code 0301 for Chemistry. Photocopies of the scores are fine for the initial application review, however, if you are admitted to the program, official scores from ETS are required.
     

5. TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Please self-report your total internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score and upload a copy of your score report. English proficiency is one of the conditions for admission for all applicants whose native language is not English. A minimum aggregate TOEFL score of 80, with a score of at least 24 on the speak portion is required for admission. An IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 7 (no subject area below a 6).

 
Standardized Tests

Required test(s):
 

Recommended tests:
Recommended GRE Subject tests:

Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Minimum TOEFL: 80, speak portion 24
Minimum IELTS: 7, no subject area below a 6

 
Financial Aid

Typically, no finanacail support is provided for pursuit of a Masters of Science Degree

 
Admissions Deadlines

Please contact the Graduate Advisor if you plan to apply for this program.

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Please refer to the Graduate Handbook

 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
http://cbc.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/graduate_handbook_chemistry_2016_0.pdf  
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Last revised 17 Jun 2014