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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 Requirements:
      • GRE has been waived for those who apply for the Summer and Fall 2021 semesters. The GRE waiver will be automatically applied after successful submission of the admission application.
      • 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
    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. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.

The UHCL application is available online through Apply Texas. 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

    Final Deadline - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

  • Spring

    Final Deadline - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Deadline - August 1 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - August 15

  • Summer*

    Final Deadline - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

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

Anton Dubrovskiy
Anton Dubrovskiy

Anton V. Dubrovskiy

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

Contact number: 281-283-3769
Email: dubrovskiy@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2214

Anton V. Dubrovskiy 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

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

W. Ronald Mills Faculty Bio

Yi Su

Yi Su

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

Chunlong (Carl) Zhang
Chunlong Zhang

Chunlong (Carl) Zhang

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

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

Chunlong (Carl) Zhang Faculty Bio