Chemistry, M.Sc. | San José State University | San Jose, United States
12 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Chemistry MSc program from San José State University is recommended for those who wish to conduct or direct chemical research, or for those who want an introduction to graduate work before starting a Ph.D. program. 


The Chemistry MSc program from San José State University prepares students to demonstrate information literacy skills for acquiring knowledge of chemistry, both as a student and as a life-long learner.

Graduates with Chemistry from San José State University will be able to:

  • demonstrate an advanced understanding of selected topics in chemistry.
  • demonstrate an understanding of experimentation, observation and data analysis, and their application to defined questions in chemistry.
  • demonstrate a familiarity with available instrumentation for conducting specific scientific research.
  • communicate effectively, verbally and written, for the purposes of conveying chemical information to both professional scientists and to the public.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry and the Computer 
    • Advanced Organic Chemistry
    • Radiation Safety 
    • Biochemistry 
    • Inorganic Chemistry 
    • Physical-Inorganic Techniques 
    • Instrumental Analysis 
    • Polymer Chemistry

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    30 SCH


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    GRE admission requirements GRE®

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • The Department of Chemistry requires further that the bachelor’s degree be in chemistry or an intimately related science (e.g., chemical physics, biochemistry, or materials science)
    • Incoming students must have had the equivalent of 40 semester units of undergraduate chemistry including at least 10 units of general chemistry, 10 units of organic chemistry, 4 units of analytical chemistry, and 4 units of physical chemistry
    • A grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the chemistry coursework is preferred
    • GRE examination 
    • At least two, but preferably three, letters of recommendation.
    • English Language Proficiency Exam
    • International Coursework and Degrees
    • Submit U.S./Canada Transcripts
    • Submit Declaration of Finance Form
    • Submit Bank Letter or Bank Statement
    • Submit Copy of Current Passport
    • Submit Copy of Current Visa

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      7176 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
    • National

      7176 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
    • Non-CA Resident tuition includes an additional $396 per unit.

    Living costs for San Jose

    1740 - 3150 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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