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Chemistry M.S. with a Specialization in Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry

Link Disciplines to Help Research and Develop New Medical Therapies

Biochemistry and medicinal chemistry specialists have a diverse range of choices when it comes to career options, including positions in sales and laboratory research. A Chemistry BS with a Specialization in Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry from University of Houston-Clear Lake will widen your knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry and physiology as you create or market new therapies for health-related problems. These specializations are catered to students like you with a strong interest in biology and biological chemistry by incorporating biologically related lecture and laboratory courses into the plan.

Your Gateway to a Promising Career in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Research

The coursework for this degree deliver important entry requirements for many advanced medical, dental and pharmacy programs. If you wish to enter the job market after graduation, highly skilled professional scientists with such specializations will have cutting-edge acumen, which means you’ll be ahead of other candidates for positions in large and small pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, hospital laboratories, government laboratories and the chemical industry.
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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Summer 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 18 (Extended)
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 10 (Extended)
    Former UHCL Students - August 10
  • Spring 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - January 19

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

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.


  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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Chemistry M.S. with a Specialization in Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry Faculty

Anton Dubrovskiy
Anton Dubrovskiy

Anton V. Dubrovskiy

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

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

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Arcadius Krivoshein

Arcadius V. Krivoshein

Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

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

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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

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

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Nataliya Markina

Nataliya Markina

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

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

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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

Faculty Bio

Yi Su
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

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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

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Carl Chunlong Zhang
Dorothea Lerman

Dorothea Lerman

Professor of Psychology and Director, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3437
Email: lerman@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.23

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