M.Sc. On Campus Online


University of North Carolina Wilmington

24 months
18548 USD/year
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
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The University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is routinely in the top 5% of Masters granting institutions in the entire country. 

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has an active research program in chemical education, which keeps our faculty on the cutting edge of innovative teaching methodologies. The UNCW Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has extensive experience working with corporate partners and their employees within our current graduate fellows program.


One of the most important factors contributing our current success is the close supervision and mentoring of students by faculty (ca. 1.5:1). A result of this close contact between students and faculty is that interactions are very collegial which provides the necessary atmosphere for the free exchange of new thoughts and ideas. The results of this close supervision of students by faculty are graduates who are well trained and highly sought after by both Ph.D. institutions and industry. Success of the graduates is indicated by the close to 100% placement in relevant positions.

In response to regional econonic needs, the department also added a track in pharmaceutical chemistry to the M.S. degree program. It is funded by a substantial gift from a local high-growth company that conducts contract chemical analyses for the pharmaceutical industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mass Spectrometry and NMR Spectroscopy
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry 
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry 
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 
  • Advanced Biochemistry 
  • Comprehensive Literature Review 
  • Medicinal Chemistry 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A major factor in admissions decisions is how a person did as an undergraduate. Generally we look for a GPA of at least 3.0 and a strong chemistry background. Work experience, recommendations, and GRE scores are also considered.
Application Procedure:
  • An official application for graduate admission
  • Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Three professional references
  • Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (verbal, quantitative and analytical only)

Tuition Fee

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    18548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4720 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
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