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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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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.


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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Former UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information go to How to Apply. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID. 

The UHCL applications is available online through www.applytexas.org. 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 former 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 – April 1
    Document Deadline – April 15

  • Spring

    Final – October 1
    Document Deadline – October 15

  • Summer*

    Final – March 1
    Document Deadline – March 15

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

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

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

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

Carl Chunlong 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