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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College of Science and Engineering. Find out now what it takes to be admitted.
- Chemistry M.S.
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- 3.0 GPA
- GRE Total Score of 290 (150 Quantitative)
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
New Degree Seeking - August 1
Priority* - August 14
Final* and Session Start - August 28
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
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
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
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.