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.
- Sci Teach in Chem
- Synthesis Org Chem
- Organic Chemistry
- Biological Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Biological Chemistry
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesChemistry View 460 other Masters in Chemistry in United States
- 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.
International967 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 967 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
National286 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 286 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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