Master of Science in Chemistry
The Master of Science in Chemistry degree program at Sam Houston State University is designed to train chemists for a career in business, industry or academics. This degree is also appropriate for students planning to continue into Ph.D. programs at other institutions.
The two-year degree program involves coursework in at least four of the following areas of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, environmental, inorganic, organic, and physical; and an independent research project culminating in a written thesis. A non-thesis option is also available. There are active research groups in the Department of Chemistry in all of these areas.
The department has a small research mentor/graduate student ratio that produces close interaction between our students and faculty.
- Degree Type: Master of Science (MS)
- Length: 30-36 Credit Hours
- Enrollment: Fall, Spring
- Graduate - Texas Resident: Approximate Cost (12 Semester Hours) $4,925.00
- Graduate - Non-Resident: Approximate Cost (12 Semester Hours) $9,905.00
- Graduate Admissions Application
- Application Fee
- Official transcript(s) of all previous college work
- Official GRE scores
- Three letters of recommendation
Applicants must have a major or minor in chemistry (with at least a 2.5 GPA in their undergraduate chemistry courses typically including Analytical or Quantitative Chemistry, Instrumental Methods, one year of calculus-based Physical Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry) or commensurate industrial experience.
For a final admissions decision, a holistic review of each student’s application file will be completed on a competitive basis. Currently, a 3.0 GPA is required for financial support.
The Department of Chemistry offers classes in a wide variety of chemical subjects including analytical, forensic, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, toxicology, and biochemistry.
Priority Application Deadlines
- Fall Semester: June 1
- Spring Semester: November 1
- Fall Semester: April 1
- Spring Semester: September 1
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