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Chemistry and Chemical Biology

University of California, Merced

M.Sc.
24 months
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11442 USD/year
11442 USD/year
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About

Research in the Chemistry and Chemical Biology graduate group spans the traditional disciplines of chemistry and related interdisciplinary fields including chemical biology. Students in the group choose one of four emphasis areas: physical chemistry, organic chemistry, chemical biology, or computational chemistry. 

Overview

 Students are educated and must demonstrate proficiency in a particular subdiscipline, but have the opportunity to pursue research that spans multiple fields of chemistry and other disciplines if they so desire. This approach provides our students with both the rigorous training and the broad perspectives needed to address present-day scientific and technological challenges. Most students are admitted to the Chemistry and Chemical Biology program to work toward a Ph.D. degree, but applications from students whose goal is a terminal M.S. degree will be considered in special cases. However, a student who has been in residence for at least two semesters, is in good academic standing, and has passed the preliminary exam may petition the Admissions Committee to pursue a terminal M.S. degree. The recipient of a M.S. degree is understood to possess knowledge of a broad field of learning that extends well beyond that attained at the undergraduate level, but is not necessarily expected to have made a significant original contribution to knowledge in that field.

Programme Structure

  • Complete at least two semesters of full-time academic residence (12 units minimum) at UC Merced;
  • Complete a minimum of 24 semester units, at least 12 of which must be earned in 200 series graduate-level courses;
  • Complete the required courses for one of the available emphasis tracks, with a letter grade of at least “B” in each course (“S” in seminar courses graded S/U);
  • Earn a passing grade in a course addressing scientific ethics, approved by the Educational Policy Committee;  
  • Serve as a teaching assistant for at least one semester;
  • Pass the preliminary examination.
  • Prepare an acceptable thesis describing original research in the field.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

The minimum requirement for graduate admission to UCM is a bachelor’s degree, or any other degree or certificate which the Graduate Division accepts as equivalent, and a grade point average no lower than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Performance on the GRE, accomplishments in undergraduate research, and letters of recommendation will also be evaluated as important determinants of an applicant’s potential for success in graduate education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5721 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5721 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5721 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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