24 months
24738 USD/year
24738 USD/year
11870 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Chemistry offers Master of Science in Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers the opportunity to earn degrees at both the master’s and doctoral levels, and participates in the Interdepartmental Concentration in Neuroscience. 


Founded in 1964, the Department of Chemistry of the University of Illinois at Chicago is an internationally recognized center of excellence both in research and teaching. Our department offers undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as a Bachelor of Arts option in Chemistry. All of the BS degrees are certified by the American Chemical Society. Our highly active graduate program, which is one of the largest in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, encompasses a broad range of research areas, including the traditional sub-disciplines (Analytical, Bio, Education, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry) as well as several new interdisciplinary areas, including chemical biology, nanotechnology, and neurochemistry.

Study and research is available in analytical, biochemistry, educational, inorganic, organic, physical, and theoretical, as well as a number of cross-disciplinary concentrations such as catalyst and battery design, drug discovery, and neuro and nanosciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemical Information Systems
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Statistical Thermodynamics
  • Biotechnology and Drug Discovery
  • Biochemistry Laboratory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate Field - Chemistry or biochemistry. Other fields are considered on an individual basis.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
  • Letters of Recommendation Three letters are required.
  • Personal Statement 
  • The form is accessible online. Statement should be submitted on a separate sheet. Research background and interests should be emphasized, and a discussion of the applicant's suitability to our graduate program should be provided.
    • Nondegree Applicants Nondegree applicants must submit a transcript from their baccalaureate institution and a statement regarding their future plans.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      24738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • National

      24738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • In-State

      11870 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 5935 USD per semester during 24 months.

    Living costs for Chicago

    1297 - 2491 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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