North Dakota State University

12 months
655 USD/credit
561 USD/credit
374 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers graduate study leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at North Dakota State University. The department also participates in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Cellular and Molecular Biology.


At the start of the first year of study, entering graduate students take entrance examinations in chemistry and biochemistry, as well as analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. The graduate student progress committee uses these exams for advisory purposes in recommending course work during the first year. As a consequence, programs are individually tailored to the needs of each student.

Learning outcomes

The chemistry, Biochemistry at North Dakota State University, and molecular biology of plant, animal, insect, and microbial systems are studied through advanced course work and research. Selection of the area of emphasis depends on the interests of the student. Typically, course work is completed in one to one-and-a-half years for M.S. candidates, and two years for Ph.D. candidates, leaving later years for full-time thesis research. The typical time to complete a graduate degree averages three years for the M.S. degree and approximately five years for the Ph.D.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Chemical Research
  • Scientific Integrity
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Master's Thesis
  • Analytical Chemistry II
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry
  • Mass Spectrometry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

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

  • The graduate programs in biochemistry are open to all qualified graduates of universities and colleges of recognized standing. 
  • To be admitted with full standing to the program, the applicant must meet the Graduate School's admission requirements, have adequate preparation for the study of chemistry and biochemistry at the graduate level, and show potential to undertake advanced study and research as evidenced by academic performance and experience.
  • The student must first apply to the Graduate School and be accepted in full or conditional status before he/she is eligible for an assistantship in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    561 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 561 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    374 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 374 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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