Chemistry M.S.

Develop a Successful Career in Chemistry

A Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Houston-Clear Lake will provide the challenging program you deserve for your education and career. You will be exposed to coursework in traditional areas like Organic, Analytical, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, as well as pursue a thesis option if you have plans for a doctoral program after graduation. You also have the option to choose one of two advanced specializations that can provide focus to your studies:

  • Specialization in Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry; or
  • Specialization in Petrochemical & Process Chemistry.

Take Advantage of Excellent Research Opportunities

The UHCL Chemistry plan has received endowments from the Welch Foundation in the form of a Chemistry Departmental Research Grant, as well as the Zeon Chemicals Company. Those funds have been expended in support of the research efforts carried out by the College of Science and Engineering faculty during the training of students. This course of study will prepare you for a wide variety of careers, from the typical role of chemist in a private or government research institution to roles in development, administration, education and beyond.

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Admission Requirements

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  • Chemistry M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (150 Quantitative)


Degree Requirements

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall 2017

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 14
    Final* and Session Start - August 28

  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - September 1
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

**Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Accreditations and Distinctions

UHCL is one of only 10 U.S. universities with computing programs accredited under three different curriculum guidelines of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. The College of Science and Engineering’s undergraduate degree plan in computer engineering is accredited by the ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission, while its Computer Accreditation Commission has accredited our undergraduate degree plans in computer science and computer information systems. The organization’s Applied Science Commission has accredited the undergraduate environmental science sub-plans for safety and industrial hygiene. Our chemistry degree program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.


Chemistry M.S. Faculty

Jian Cui
Jian Cui

Jian Cui

Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3793
Email: cuijian@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-6

Faculty Bio

Anton Dubrovskiy
Anton Dubrovskiy

Anton V. Dubrovskiy

Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3769
Email: dubrovskiy@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-17

Faculty Bio

Arcadius Krivoshein

Arcadius V. Krivoshein

Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3785
Email: Krivoshein@uhcl.edu
Office: B3121-36

Faculty Bio

Rio Carlos Lirag

Rio Carlo Lirag

Lecturer of Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: (281) 283-3741
Office: B3121-8

Faculty Bio

Jack J. Lu
Jack Lu

Jack Y. Lu

Professor of Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3780
Email: lu@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-7

Faculty Bio

Alexandra MacDermott
Alexandra MacDermott

Alexandra MacDermott

Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-2283-3773
Email: macdermott@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531

Faculty Bio

Ronald W. Mills
Ronald Mills

W. Ronald Mills

Professor of Biology and Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3773
Email: mills@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531-1

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Yi Su

Yi Su

Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-2833752
Email: Su@UHCL.edu
Office: Bayou 3121

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Daniel Zerong Wang
Daniel Wang

Daniel Zerong Wang

Program Chair and Professor of Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3795
Email: Wang@uhcl.edu
Office: 3525-13

Faculty Bio

Chunlong (Carl) Zhang
Chunlong Zhang

Chunlong (Carl) Zhang

Program Chair of Environmental Science and Professor of Environmental Science, Environmental Chemisty ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3746
Email: zhang@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531

Faculty Bio