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Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

About the Graduate Program

Our students in the Chemistry program at The University of New Mexico work on cutting-edge research projects in nationally and internationally recognized research laboratories. 

The Department has three primary research thrusts each comprised of several faculty mentors, namely,

  • Biological Chemistry/Chemical Biology/Medicinal Chemistry (Liang, Melancon, Dunaway-Mariano, Keller, Kirk, Wang, Guo)
  • Catalysis and Synthesis (Kemp, Wang, Kirk, Guo) 
  • Physical Chemistry/Energy/Materials (Qin, Grey, Kirk, Guo, Habteyes)

The inter-disciplinary nature of these thrusts provides students with a well-rounded background and many of our graduates obtain top positions upon graduation.  Please see ‘Faculty Research’ for specific information regarding individual interests.

Our close proximity to both Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories as well as the Air Force Research Laboratory at nearby Kirtland AFB offers yet another unique experience to students through collaborative projects with UNM faculty.  Several of our faculty are also closely associated with these organizations or have official joint appointments.   Inter-disciplinary graduate research programs (e.g., Nano-science and Microsystems, NSMS, Center for Biomedical Engineering, CBME, and the Center for High technology Materials, CHTM) are available to students and many C&CB faculty are associated with these programs. Our faculty obtain research grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy and other government and private sources of research support. 

We are also in the process of significant remodeling and renovations to Clark Hall and the Riebsomer wing housing many research labs.  Furthermore, we have added five new faculty members in the last three years to help build our research thrusts and additional hires in these areas will take place in the coming years. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sci Teach in Chem
  • Synthesis Org Chem
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Biological Chemistry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent in another country.
  • Generally, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) or its equivalent in their last two undergraduate years and in their major field.
  • Must indicate all academic institutions they have previously attended on their applications.
  • In most departments, the minimum undergraduate prerequisite is 12 semester hours of upper division course work (300-level courses or higher) in the major field to which the student is applying, or in cognate areas.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    967 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 967 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    286 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 286 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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