12 months
31798 USD/year
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, seek to prepare their students to join the international ranks of professional chemists in fundamental areas of chemistry as well as cross-disciplinary sciences in which chemical expertise plays a critical role in the development of new knowledge and technologies.


About this Degree

Students planning to major in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee Knoxville for the master’s or doctoral degree will ordinarily have attained a satisfactory record in the traditional areas of chemistry. The department, however, recognizes that modern chemistry transcends traditional disciplinary divisions. 

Therefore, it encourages students with undergraduate majors in chemical engineering, the biological sciences, physics, mathematics, computer science, or other fields to apply for admission to our program.

Concentrations (Required) and Options Available

  • Analytical Chemistry — Thesis
  • Environmental Chemistry — Thesis
  • Inorganic Chemistry — Thesis
  • Organic Chemistry — Thesis
  • Physical Chemistry — Thesis
  • Polymer Chemistry — Thesis

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Chemistry Seminar
  • Analytical Spectrometry
  • Mass Spectrometry and Surface Characterization
  • Chemical Research Skills and Ethical Conduct

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • For domestic students or students getting their degree within the U.S. there is no deadline for admissions.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the graduate program is decided on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration an applicant’s undergraduate record (traditionally including courses in general, analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry), performance on the general Graduate Record Examination (required), and supporting information such as references from previous faculty and research mentors, co-authorship of research presentations or papers, and awards. 
  • Recommendation for a student’s initial course of study in graduate school is based on the desired specialization, previous training and experience, and performance on departmental diagnostic exams administered following arrival in the department.
  • The Graduate School holds a requirement that U.S. Degree holders must have earned a 2.7 out of a possible 4.0 GPA or a minimum of 3.0 during the senior year of undergraduate study. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 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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