Chemistry, M.Sc.

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University rank #748 (BCR) , NV,
The M.S. degree in chemistry is a research-based program coupled with sufficient advanced course work to provide a strong background from which students may pursue research, under the direct guidance of a faculty member, in their chosen areas of interest. The program is designed to develop the professional skills required to be a successful researcher in chemistry.


The College of Sciences endeavors to develop and nurture a community of scientists and scholars who are among the world leaders in their disciplinary areas, and who generate knowledge at the forefront of science. Research and discovery, in symbiosis with education, are our hallmarks.Addressing fundamental questions related to earth sciences, biological systems, physical and chemical systems, mathematics, and the universe will continue to be core focus areas. In conjunction with colleagues within and outside of the university, faculty and students participate in the application and exploitation of our scientific discoveries and expertise to the benefit of the university, the citizens of Nevada, and society at large.

Career Possibilities

A M.S. degree in chemistry provides a wide variety of career opportunities in areas as diverse as chemistry, materials research, renewable energy studies, the petroleum industry, the food industry, pharmaceuticals, and environmental studies, as well as many others. Furthermore, a M.S. degree is generally required to be able to teach at the college level.

Programme Structure

Learning Objectives
  • Technical Competency: Thesis Committees will assess the technical competency of students based on their performance in programmatic courses identified by each committee as appropriate to the student, as well as their performance in a research setting.
  • Communication Skills: Assessed by Thesis Committees and other who evaluate student performance on seminars, prospectus, oral and written reports, papers presented and/or submitted, and thesis.
  • Analytical and/or Critical Thinking Skills: Assessed by Thesis Committees and other who evaluate student performance on seminars, prospectus, oral and written reports, publication reviews, papers presented and/or submitted, and thesis.
  • Expertise: Thesis presentation, written and oral. Assessed by Thesis Committees.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Admission to the master's program requires an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or a related discipline, with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or of 3.00 for the last two years of undergraduate work. Applicants seeking a Ph.D. must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale, and must have a B.S. degree or an M.S. degree in biochemistry, chemistry, or a related discipline.

Tuition Fee

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    23274 USD/year
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    9364 USD/year
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Living costs for Las Vegas

  • 880 - 1430 USD/month
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