M.Sc. On Campus

Chemistry (Biochemistry)

California State University Sacramento

12 months
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The Chemistry (Biochemistry) graduate programs in the Department of Chemistry at the California State University Sacramento provide students with advanced study in synthesis, separation, and analysis of molecules with an emphasis on developing research skills in experimental and computational chemistry and in chemistry education.


The Chemistry (Biochemistry) graduate curriculum offered by the California State University Sacramento prepares students for careers in industry and teaching and for entry into PhD and professional programs.

Placement Examinations

  • All new graduate students must take two placement exams, in organic and physical chemistry, administered at the beginning of each semester. 
  • These exams cover topics commonly found in undergraduate courses. Exam results are used to determine undergraduate deficiencies in these areas of chemistry. 
  • All deficiencies must be removed by either taking and passing with a grade of "B" an appropriate undergraduate course or by taking again and passing the placement exam. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Spectrometric Identification of Compounds
  • Separation Methods in Chemistry
  • Applications of Computational Chemistry
  • Selected Topics in Chemistry
  • Topics in Interdisciplinary Chemistry
  • Topics in Synthetic Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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General requirements

  • a BA degree in chemistry, biochemistry or its equivalent as determined by the graduate committee;
  • a minimum 2.5 GPA overall, in the last 60 units, and in chemistry, biochemistry, math, and physics courses;
  • two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's potential for successful graduate study
  • a personal statement describing the applicant's motivation for seeking a master's degree, why the Sacramento State Chemistry department was selected for pursuing this degree, and the area of advanced study within chemistry, biochemistry or education research the applicant plans to focus

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Sacramento

1190 - 1765 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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