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Chemistry, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 28 months
University rank #51 (ARWU) , MD,
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Maryland offers graduate study and research that leads to a Doctoral (PhD) degree in Biochemistry or Chemistry. 


Their department’s cutting-edge research is supported by more than $8 million dollars in annual funding. Their 50-member faculty offer research programs in fields of specialization that range from the classical subdivisions of chemistry and biochemistry to emerging subfields such as supramolecular chemistry, nanoscience, and bioanalytical chemistry.

They engage in strong interdisciplinary research efforts – particularly at the chemistry-biology,chemistry-materials physics/engineering, and chemistry-environment interfaces. These efforts are facilitated through heavy participation in campus research centers such as the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Center for Integrated Nanoscience & Engineering, Center for BioInformatics and Computational Biology,and the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Research Center. In addition our students conduct collaborative research at major national laboratories that are located in close proximity to our campus, such as the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Standards & Technology and the Food and Drug Administration.


University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Radiochemistry
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 28 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

  • GRE General required
  • GRE Subject recommended
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (sent electronically)
  • Transcripts (Originals must be sent to Enrollment Services Operations)
  • Statement of Goals & Research Interests and Statement of Experiences
The M.S. degree program offers both the thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis option requires a seminar presentation and an oral defense of the thesis. The non-thesis option requires writing a "scholarly paper" that is reviewed by a committee of 3 faculty members. Program normally requires a minimum of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or equivalent degree with a minimum of 30 semester or 40 quarter hours of chemistry.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1258 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1258 USD per credit and a duration of 28 months.
  • National

    346 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 346 USD per credit and a duration of 28 months.
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Living costs for College Park

  • 1676 - 2840 USD/month
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