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California State University Northridge

12 months
14016 USD/year
14016 USD/year
8472 USD/year
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The Chemistry program at California State University Northridge is designed to prepare students for research-oriented careers in the chemical industry, for entry into doctoral programs at other institutions, or for teaching chemistry at institutions such as community colleges.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Students of the Chemistry program at California State University Northridge will:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge in the following areas of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical.
  • Organize and communicate scientific information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Effectively utilize the scientific literature to research a chemistry topic or to conduct chemical research.
  • Work effectively and safely in a laboratory environment, including the ability to maintain a proper laboratory notebook and use advanced chemical instrumentation.
  • Use computer technology for advanced chemical applications.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently in the lab by designing solutions to problems or devising experiments to test hypotheses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literature Seminar 
  • Thesis Seminar 
  • Directed Graduate Research 
  • Thesis 

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

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General requirements

  • In addition to general University requirements for admission, a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or higher overall GPA and a Chemistry major or other area with appropriate science content is recommended. Applicants with an overall GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 must additionally submit GRE scores (from the general test).
  • Foreign students must submit English proficiency test scores to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language.
  • Departmental approval. The department also requires the submission of a personal statement and at least one letter of recommendation. The department may request additional supporting material to assess an applicant’s preparation and likelihood for academic success.
  • Satisfactory scores on the departmental proficiency exams in three subdisciplines (chosen from analytical, organic, inorganic, physical chemistry or biochemistry) or demonstrated competence through coursework in these areas.

Tuition Fee

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    14016 USD/year
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    14016 USD/year
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    8472 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8472 USD per year during 12 months.

Yearly tuition fee for seven or more units per semester.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
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