12 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry program offering M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry with an emphasis in Environmental Chemistry is one of the few doctoral programs of its type within a chemistry department in the United States. The six core faculty and five participating faculty make it one of the largest such programs in the world.


Students in the Environmental Chemistry program at the SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry take three core courses in environmental chemistry and one course in biochemistry. 

Subsequent coursework is carefully selected from regularly offered courses on oceanography, biogeochemistry, analytical methods, sustainability, envioronmental health and basic areas of chemistry. Coursework is also available in ecology, biology, geology, math and engineering.

Key Features 

  • Research in environmental chemistry spans a wide range, from fieldwork to laboratory work to computer modeling. Areas of research include global climate change, coral reef ecosystems, biogeochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, regional and global air quality, and transient and persistent organic pollutants. 
  • The program avoids a "pollutant of the week" approach that would leave graduates unprepared for future developments. Instead, it emphasizes a framework wherein students can incorporate new knowledge as it becomes available and deal with new problems as they are discovered.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Chemistry I - Aquatic Chemistry
  • Methods of Environmental Chemical Analysis
  • Biochemistry - cellular component and metabolic reactions
  • Marine Biogeochemistry
  • Oceanography
  • Chromatography and Related Separation Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts of an earned bachelor's degree from a recognized institution with an academic record showing at least a "B" average for junior and senior years of the baccalaureate program or for the master's program
  • The graduate application
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and for some degree programs, advanced test scores (institution code for official score reports: 2530)
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to your academic or professional skills. This should NOT include personal friends and family
  • Resume
  • A resume or CV
  • Statement
  • A statement of educational and professional goals
  • A nonrefundable $60(US) application fee

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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