University of Tennessee Knoxville

24 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.


Students planning to major in Chemistry 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.

Admission to the graduate program at University of Tennessee Knoxville 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.

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:

In-depth Inorganic Chemistry

Chemistry Seminar

Registration for Use of Facilities

Chemical Research Skills and Ethical Conduct

Analytical Spectrometry

 Analytical Separations

Mass Spectrometry and Surface Characterization

Chemical Bonding

Materials Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis

Experimental Methods of Inorganic Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • Applicants must have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency. A non-U.S. degree must be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from the United States and must be accredited by its regional or national accreditation agency.
  • pplicants may be required to submit standardized test scores, depending upon their program requirements.
  • Applicants may be required to submit English language certification test scores.
  • An applicant requesting admission to the Graduate School may be required to submit results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31798 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31798 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13380 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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