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
New Degree Seeking - August 1
Priority* - August 14
Final* and Session Start - August 28
New Degree Seeking - December 1
Priority* - September 1
Final* and Session Start - January 16
*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 1
*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
**Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester
Accreditations and Distinctions
UHCL is one of only 10 U.S. universities with computing programs accredited under three different curriculum guidelines of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. The College of Science and Engineering’s undergraduate degree plan in computer engineering is accredited by the ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission, while its Computer Accreditation Commission has accredited our undergraduate degree plans in computer science and computer information systems. The organization’s Applied Science Commission has accredited the undergraduate environmental science sub-plans for safety and industrial hygiene. Our chemistry degree program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.