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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 17.2k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 35.2k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    The graduate programs at our department are equal opportunity, non discriminating, and all inclusive. There are so many good reasons for you to pursue your graduate degree in Chemistry:

    • The Research: The world-class research performed in our Department spans the entire spectrum of chemistry and biochemistry, with strong ties to other areas of science and engineering both within the University and in the region.
    • The Facilities: Department members enjoy first-class research services, instrumentation and has access to the resources of the Maryland NanoCenter, the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, the Maryland Pathogen Research Institute, the Center for Biomolecular Structure and Organization, the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Research Center.
    • The Location: The Washington, DC area is vibrant both scientifically and culturally and is an exciting and enriching place to live.
    • The People: Work elbow-to-elbow with award-winning students and faculty, some of whom you will meet on the following pages.

     THESIS OPTION

    • 30 credits of graduate coursework including 24 credits by the end of the fourth semester. A 3.0 GPA or better is required. This program must include 12 credits of coursework at the 600 level or higher, and at least 12 course credits must be represented by the Chemistry Core courses listed in the Description of Ph.D. Program and Degree Requirements. Two credits may be in Seminar (CHEM 889). 
    • Out of the total 30, 6 credits must be in research (CHEM799)
    • Completion of a thesis based on the student's research. 
    • A final oral examination by the student's advisory committee 

    NON-THESIS M.S. DEGREE

    • 30 credits of graduate coursework. A 3.0 GPA or better is required. This program must include at least 20 credits of coursework at the 600 level or higher with at least 14 of the 600+ level credits in Chemistry or Biochemistry. 
    • Overall, a minimum of 18 of the total 30 credit hours must be in Chemistry or Biochemistry, of which 12 credits must be represented by the Chemistry Core courses listed in the Description of Ph.D. Program and Degree Requirements. The core courses must be completed by the end of the 4th semester in graduate school with a minimum grade of B in each course. 
    • Out of the total 30, a minimum of 6 credit hours must be in CHEM 699 and two credits may be Seminar (CHEM 889).
    • A scholarly paper must be submitted and approved by three faculty members. This paper must be at least 20 double-spaced pages in length and must be original work by the degree candidate. It may not have been prepared for any previous assignment, such as to satisfy the requirements for any course that the candidate has taken. 

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    Program requirements

    Application Requirements

    GRE General requiredGRE Subject recommended3 Letters of Recommendation (sent electronically)Transcripts (Originals must be sent to Enrollment Services Operations)Statement of Goals & Research Interests and Statement of ExperiencesThe 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. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL iBT® test: 100

    Financial assistance is not generally available to M.S. candidates.

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