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M.A. Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to the master's program are expected to meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field form an accredited college or university. Those with degrees in other disciplines are encouraged to apply provided they have had at least a year of each of general and organic chemistry courses, including laboratories. Additional coursework may be required to make up the deficiencies.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75
  • Science GPA of 2.75 or better in chemistry and/or biochemistry classes
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is required for all applicants
  • TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language - All graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship, who have not attended schools at the secondary level or above for at least three years full time where English is the principal language of instruction must present the following minimum scores to be considered for admission:
    • TOEFL iBT Format (Internet-based test) 80
    • TOEFL PBT Format (Paper-based test) 550
  • Official transcripts of undergraduate study - Foreign language transcripts must be accompanied by certified English translations
  • Three professional letters of recommendation are required. Forms to accompany the Recommendation Letters can be found under Related Links.

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