San Francisco State University

24 months
8704 USD/year
8704 USD/year
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The Chemistry program of San Francisco State University is a program of study with research at the core.


The Chemistry program of San Francisco State University focuses in depth on an independent scientific investigation, solid research and communication skills are developed. The goal of both M.S. degree programs is to provide students with a thorough grounding in laboratory and research skills, and in-depth training in their areas of specialization. The program provides excellent training for:

  • careers in all aspects of the chemical industry (biotechnology, environment, process and analytical, basic research);
  • science educators seeking to increase their skill and knowledge base; and
  • students whose goal is advanced study at the Ph.D. level.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in a subdiscipline of chemistry.
  • Organize and communicate scientific information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Use the scientific literature to develop and implement a research project.
  • Demonstrate independence in designing and conducting experiments, analyzing data and interpreting results.
  • Keep accurate records of experiments and data.
  • Demonstrate an ability to engage in collaborative scientific activities in research and coursework.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methods
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Special Topics in Chemistry
  • NMR Applications and Techniques
  • Mass Spectrometry - Principles and Practice 
  • Organic Synthesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have completed an undergraduate major in chemistry or biochemistry. If this criterion is not met, the student may be admitted, but additional coursework will be required
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 in chemistry and related courses
  • Report GRE scores of the general (not subject) exams
  • Applicants are required to fill out the department application form
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with previous academic work and/or potential for graduate work in chemistry
  • English language proficiency (international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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