12 months
1866 USD/credit 55980 USD/year
1866 USD/credit 55980 USD/year
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Chemistry from American University Washington DC will prepare you for a doctoral program or for a number of careers in research, development, education, and administration. You will learn the skills you need to conduct specialized laboratory research in the highly competitive chemical and biological industries.


Chemistry from American University Washington DC emphasizes student research. You will learn to design, conduct, and analyze research in advanced laboratory courses. Our modern teaching and research laboratories are fully equipped with chemical instrumentation, including spectrometers and chromatographic equipment, and we have specialized laboratories for work requiring an inert atmosphere, biochemistry, polymer chemistry, nanomaterials chemistry, electrochemistry, and computational chemistry.


Our graduates are also extremely competitive in the job market. Biochemistry plays a vital role in medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, the food industry, and biodefense. Employment of biochemists is projected to grow eight percent over the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS also reports Maryland as the state with the third highest number of jobs for biochemists in the country, most of them in the DC metropolitan area, which is home to numerous biotechnology, pharmaceutical, forensics, and clinical laboratories that are constantly looking for qualified workers to serve in their labs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Method Design
  • Separation Science
  • Trace Analysis
  • Statistical Methods
  • Clinical Laboratory: Analysis, Quality Assurance and Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines are the ones for priority admission.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Statement of purpose
  • Transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • Resume
  • Applicants must have earned a degree equivalent to fulfilling the requirements for a Chemistry (BS) or Biochemistry (BS) with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA from a college accredited by the American Chemical Society or equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    55980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    55980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • Tuition for National students: $1,812 Per credit hour
  • Tuition for summer option: $1,759 per credit

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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