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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 an advanced specializations that can provide focus to your studies:

  • 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

Explore what the future holds for you by attending University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Science and Engineering. Find out now what it takes to be admitted.

  • 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)
    • Foundation Courses (C- or better): 8 hours of General (Freshman) Chemistry I and II with laboratory, 8 hours of Organic Chemistry I and II with laboratory, 12 hours of upper-level Chemistry courses in any of the following areas: Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Organic Chemistry.


Degree Requirements

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Returning UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

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

*International freshmen applicants 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

About UHCL


Chemistry M.S. Faculty

Monica Khural
Monica Khural

Monica Khural

Lecturer,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3729
Email: khural@uhcl.edu
Office: S2201

Monica Khural 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: STEM 2202

Jack Y. Lu Faculty Bio

Alexandra MacDermott
Alexandra MacDermott

Alexandra MacDermott

Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3773
Email: macdermott@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2210

Alexandra MacDermott Faculty Bio

Nataliya Markina
Nataliya Markina

Nataliya Markina

Lecturer of Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3741
Email: markina@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2246

Nataliya Markina Faculty Bio

Yi Su

Yi Su

Program Chair of Chemistry and Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3752
Email: Su@UHCL.edu
Office: STEM 2250

Yi Su Faculty Bio

Charuksha Walgama
Charuksha Walgama

Charuksha Walgama

Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3785
Email: walgama@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2242

Charuksha Walgama Faculty Bio

Daniel Zerong Wang
Daniel Wang

Daniel Zerong Wang

Professor of Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3795
Email: Wang@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2206

Daniel Zerong Wang Faculty Bio