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University of Texas Arlington Master Of Science In Chemistry
University of Texas Arlington

Master Of Science In Chemistry

Arlington, USA

18 Months

English

Full time

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* The priority deadline for a fall start is March 15. However, some doctoral programs may have earlier application priority dates. Applications are still accepted after the priority date for each term but submitting your application before the priority deadline increases your chances for being accepted into your program of choice.

** For the 2022-2023 academic year.

Introduction

Overview

The UTA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is a vibrant, young, and growing department with 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty advising over 90 full-time graduate students, 20 or more postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists, and a host of undergraduates getting their first exposure to scientific research at the highest level. We have active research programs in analytical, organic, biochemistry, physical, and inorganic chemistry, with most faculty having research programs that cross over traditional divisional boundaries. Our Master of Science in chemistry degree program features three options: Master’s Degree with Thesis, Master’s Degree with Thesis Substitute, and Master’s Degree (Non-Thesis).

About The Program

Master Of Science Degree (With Thesis)

This degree requires a minimum of 24 credit hours in course work plus a six-credit hour thesis class. A minimum of 18 hours in chemistry from courses listed in the Graduate Catalog will be required. Twelve of these hours will be taken from at least four of the chemistry disciplines (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical).

Electives (six hours) shall be graduate division courses in a science or engineering subject selected by the candidate; any elective requires the approval of the graduate advisor.

The six-credit-hour thesis class (CHEM 5698) is a complete course and must be taken in the final semester.

Master Of Science Degree (With Thesis Substitute)

This degree is available for students with at least five years of professional experience in an industrial, government, or another chemistry laboratory at the time the degree is awarded. Admission to the program requires the specific approval of the Graduate Studies Committee.

The degree plan requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, of which at least 24 must be in coursework and at least three in a suitable research project (CHEM 5392). A minimum of 18 hours in chemistry from courses listed in the Graduate Catalog will be required. Twelve of these hours will be taken from at least four of the chemistry disciplines (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical).

Additional electives shall be graduate division courses in a science or engineering subject selected by the candidate; any elective requires the approval of the graduate advisor.

Master of Science Degree (Non-Thesis)

This option requires a minimum of 30 hours of coursework of which at least 24 hours must be in chemistry. Courses in chemistry will be taken from at least four of the chemistry disciplines (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical).

Elective courses (six hours) shall be graduate division courses selected by the candidate. All courses taken for this degree plan including electives must be approved by the graduate advisor.

Career Opportunities

  • A career in chemical,
  • biochemical,
  • pharmaceutical,
  • biotech industries,
  • government
  • laboratories, or
  • academics.

Degree Options

MS with thesis option

  • This degree requires a minimum of 24 credit hours in course work plus a six-credit-hour thesis class.
  • A minimum of 18 hours in chemistry from courses listed in the Graduate Catalog will be required.
  • Twelve of these hours will be taken from at least four of the chemistry disciplines (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical).
  • Electives (six hours) shall be graduate division courses in a science or engineering subject selected by the candidate; any elective requires the approval of the graduate advisor.
  • The six-credit-hour thesis class (CHEM 5698) is a complete course and must be taken in the final semester.

MS with thesis substitute for students who are currently employed in industry

  • This degree is available for students with at least five years of professional experience in an industrial, government, or another chemistry laboratory at the time the degree is awarded.
  • Admission to the program requires the specific approval of the Graduate Studies Committee.
  • The degree plan requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, of which at least 24 must be in coursework and at least three in a suitable research project (CHEM 5392).
  • A minimum of 18 hours in chemistry from courses listed in the Graduate Catalog will be required.
  • Twelve of these hours will be taken from at least four of the chemistry disciplines (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical).
  • Additional electives shall be graduate division courses in a science or engineering subject selected by the candidate; any elective requires the approval of the graduate advisor.

MS with non-thesis

  • This option requires a minimum of 30 hours of coursework of which at least 24 hours must be in chemistry.
  • Courses in chemistry will be taken from at least four of the chemistry disciplines (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical).
  • Elective courses (six hours) shall be graduate division courses selected by the candidate.
  • All courses taken for this degree plan including electives must be approved by the graduate advisor.

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Degree Plan

A candidate for graduate study must satisfy the general admission requirements of the program.

Master’s Degree with Thesis

This degree requires a minimum of 24 credit hours in course work plus a 6 credit hour thesis class. A minimum of 18 hours in chemistry from courses listed in the Graduate Catalog will be required. Twelve of these hours will be taken from at least four (4) of the chemistry disciplines (Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, Physical); suggested classes include:

  • CHEM 5331 --- Advanced Biochemistry I --- 3

or

  • CHEM 5336 --- Bioinorganic Chemistry, Cofactors & Coenzymes
  • CHEM 5341 --- Inorganic Chemistry --- 3
  • CHEM 5351 --- Organic Chemistry I --- 3
  • CHEM 5361 --- Introduction To Graduate Physical Chemistry --- 3
  • CHEM 5324 --- Analytical Mass Spectrometry And Spectroscopy --- 3
  • CHEM 5325 --- Separation Science --- 3

Electives (6 hours) shall be graduate division courses in a science or engineering subject selected by the candidate; any elective requires the approval of the graduate advisor.

The 6 credit hour thesis class (CHEM 5698) is a complete course and must be taken in the final semester.

Master’s Degree Non-Thesis

This option requires a minimum of 30 hours of coursework of which at least 24 hours must be in chemistry. Courses in chemistry will be taken from at least four (4) of the chemistry disciplines (Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, Physical). Suggested classes include:

  • CHEM 5331 --- Advanced Biochemistry I --- 3

or

  • CHEM 5336 --- Bioinorganic Chemistry, Cofactors & Coenzymes
  • CHEM 5341 --- Inorganic Chemistry --- 3
  • CHEM 5351 --- Organic Chemistry I --- 3
  • CHEM 5361 --- Introduction To Graduate Physical Chemistry --- 3
  • CHEM 5324 --- Analytical Mass Spectrometry And Spectroscopy --- 3

or

  • CHEM 5325 --- Separation Science

Elective courses (6 hours) shall be graduate division courses selected by the candidate. All courses taken for this degree plan including electives must be approved by the graduate advisor.

Why Choose Us?

  • The department has comprehensive research and training activities in many areas of chemistry and biochemistry.
  • State-of-the-art research facilities
  • Excellent faculty and support staff
  • Generous external funding
  • Advanced studies in a variety of disciplines

Admission Requirements

In evaluating candidates for admission to its graduate degree programs, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry emphasizes the preparedness of the student as evidenced by the quality and quantity of coursework and the student’s previous research experience. Recommendations from our own faculty, based on firsthand knowledge of the applicant or a faculty member at the applicant’s institution, are also very important.

Unconditional Admission

Unconditional admission may be granted under any one of the following options. The minimum undergraduate GPA requirement for all options is 3.0, as calculated by Graduate Admissions.

Option 1

Satisfactory completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, official transcripts, and GRE scores, and three letters of recommendation.

Option 2

Satisfactory completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, official transcripts, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the applicant’s undergraduate institution, plus a recommendation from a UT Arlington Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty member.

Option 3

Satisfactory completion of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, official transcripts, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the undergraduate institution, plus a recommendation from a UT Arlington Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty member based on a face-to-face interview.

Language Requirements

An applicant whose native language is not English must submit a TOEFL score of at least 550 or a score of at least 213 on the computer-based test. A TSE-A score of 45 or higher can be substituted for the TOEFL. Those who have completed their undergraduate education in English may be eligible for a TOEFL waiver based on the recommendation letters.

Provisional Admission

An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission.

A deferred decision may be granted when a file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate.

Probationary Admission

In rare cases, probationary admission may be granted as the result of substandard performance on one or more of the admission criteria. In this case, the Graduate Advisor will set additional conditions for admission including, but not limited to, additional undergraduate coursework and/or achieving a B or better in the first 9 hours of graduate coursework.

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