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24 months
19320 USD/year
19320 USD/year
10554 USD/year
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All graduate students must take six courses for their graduate program, and the course selection is very flexible to allow each student to tailor the program to his/her research interests. The six courses may encompass any area of science or engineering, including the five areas of chemistry (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical), computer science, molecular biology, physics, pharmacy, and life sciences, among others. Most graduate students select a research group in the fall semester of their first year based on interviews with faculty and current graduate students, by attending group meetings, and by attending faculty seminars.

New graduate students are typically supported as teaching assistants (TA) during their first year, and then financial support is provided by TA positions or by graduate research assistant positions thereafter depending on the funding status of the permanent research group.

All graduate students undertake their qualifying exams, either an oral exam or series of written exams, or combination thereof, during the second year of the program. After passing these exams, the students are eligible for admission to doctoral candidacy and may focus fully on their doctoral research. Some sub-disciplines of chemistry within our department also have written evaluation or cumulative exams. At some point during their graduate years, most students give divisional seminars to present their research, and this is a great way to develop effective oral presentation skills and remain well connected to their specializations.

Programme Structure

Graduate study in chemistry is offered in the areas of chemical physics, analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical chemistry. Each of these broad areas encompasses specialized aspects of the subject. Details are available from the chair of the department’s Graduate Admissions Committee.

For more information, please visit program website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 alternative credits


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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official score for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), unless otherwise specified by the graduate program to which the student is applying. International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Adequate subject preparation for the proposed major. Evidence of adequate preparation varies by program, but examples include letters of reference, auditions, samples of work, and personal statements
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9660 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    19320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9660 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10554 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5277 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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