12 months
647 USD/credit
336 USD/credit
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The Department’s chemistry research Chemistry program at South Dakota State University falls into the thematic focus areas of environmental chemistry, green chemistry, chemical sensor development, organic synthesis, materials chemistry, natural products chemistry, and chemical education, all supported by the traditional subdisciplines of chemistry.

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Some have been small, like molecules in natural plants that can target human cancer cells. Others are industrial, like environmentally benign solvents to make manufacturing processes green. Whatever the promise, the world needs creative thinkers to imagine and implement solutions.

Currently active research projects in the Department focus on advanced chemical analysis, drug discovery, development of photoactive materials including polymers, green chemistry, chemistry of climate change, photophysical chemistry, computational chemistry, and impact of visualization and simulation on chemistry learning. 

This  Chemistry program at  South Dakota State University will be a good fit if you:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, or related fields
  • Have coursework and training in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry
  • Want to be in the lab designing and conducting research, or to understand how best to teach and learn chemistry
  • Have an inquisitive mind
  • Have a strong interest in the environment

Career Opportunities

  • Technical staff/chemists (analytical, quality control and regulatory compliance, research and development) in the chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical or oil industries
  • Scientists in governmental and non-profit organizations focused on the environment
  • Teacher at the high-school or college level

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Advanced Organic Chemistry 
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry 
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry 
  •  Seminar (COM)
  •  Thesis (COM)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

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

  • The application must include the application fee, all post-secondary transcripts, degree certificate, and other materials as required by specific programs before processing of the application will begin. 
  • Master’s degree applicants must have an approved Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (except in approved/accelerated programs). 
  • A one- to two-page personal statement which includes a description of undergraduate research, work experience, or other factors demonstrating a propensity toward graduate studies. 
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably at least one from faculty at the applicant’s undergraduate institution. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 647 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    336 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 336 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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