Enhance Your Career in Chemistry with a Petrochemical Specialization
Looking to take your current job trajectory in an exciting new direction? Consider a Master of Science in Chemistry with a Specialization in Petrochemical and Process Chemistry from University of Houston-Clear Lake! Whether you want to take the next step toward earning your Ph.D. or you desire to raise your profile and job qualifications for a big promotion, UHCL can provide the education, training and hands-on experience you need. And thanks to small class sizes, a dedicated staff, and access to top oil and gas companies in the greater Houston area, you will greatly benefit from enrolling in this excellent program.
Study the Processes that Lead to Products
In this branch of chemistry, you will study the transformation of petroleum and natural
gas into useful products that meet fundamental human needs in an array of areas such
as health, hygiene, housing and food. You will learn about the systematic design,
development and operation of the processing for the extraction, transformation and
recovery of economically useful materials.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
Spring 2019Final - January 22
Summer 2019New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 28
Fall 2019New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 12
Spring 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
Former UHCL Students - TBA(Early January 2020)
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
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
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.