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Chemistry M.S. with a Specialization in Petrochemical and Process Chemistry

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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Admission Requirements


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Degree Requirements

UHCL’s College of Science and Engineering has created a solid foundation of study designed to help you make your educational dreams a reality. Explore the classes you’ll need to take for your University of Houston-Clear Lake degree.


Chemistry, M.S.


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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. with a Specialization in Petrochemical and Process Chemistry 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