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Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #561 (QS) , SC,
The Chemistry programme delivered by University of South Carolina gives you the tools to succeed wherever you want to go, from industry to medicine to government to academia.


Chemists are in great demand today in industry, government and university laboratories. Studying the areas of general, analytical, biological, inorganic and physical chemistry, as well as interdivisional courses, our graduates are positioned to be very desirable.

In the Chemistry programme delivered by University of South Carolina you will be exposed to outstanding undergraduate research opportunities, which opens a new world of career opportunities for students. You will be able to take courses in popular fields including environmental, forensic and aquatic chemistry. You will develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills through the challenging curriculum.

Learning outcomes
  •  Students will demonstrate diverse skills and knowledge within the realms of chemistry making them flexible and more marketable. 
  •  Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills. 
  •  Students will demonstrate experimental design and problem solving skills necessary for the workplace. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Research

  • Seminar

  • Research in Chemistry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • After January 15, applications may continue to be considered until the incoming class is full.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Application materials required:

  • A baccalaureate degree (or the international equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended for course credit.
  • Standardized test scores (consult the program to which you are applying for particular test requirements).
  • Two or more letters of recommendation.
  • Application.
  • Application Fee.
  • English Proficiency Requirement.
  • Other Supporting Materials.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14598 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    13650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6825 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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