The Master of Science in Chemistry program provides students with advanced training in modern chemical research methods. The intended audience is students needing further education and research experience prior to seeking a PhD in Chemistry (or another physical science) or for advancement in their current career.
A prospective student may apply at any time and should follow the general graduate application procedure for degree-seeking students (see Graduate Admissions Policies). Admission to the program is based on:
- Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
- An undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree.
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
- A letter of application describing your background, academic interests, career goals, and how the program will help you to achieve these goals. Include the names of the Boise State faculty members you are most interested in conducting research with.
- A current résumé or curriculum vitae listing educational training, GPA, awards, research experience, publications, poster presentations, grants, etc.
- Official Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test scores.
- Two letters of recommendation from academic faculty or recent employers.
- TOEFL scores, for a prospective student whose native language is not English. These individuals may be interviewed if applying for a graduate teaching assistantship.
|Master of Science in Chemistry|
|Course Number and Title||Credits|
|CHEM 500 Research Methods in Chemistry & Biochemistry||1|
|One course each from three different subdisciplines of Chemistry (CHEM 580-589, CHEM 597 or any dual-listed course cannot be used for the above requirement.)||9|
|CHEM 598 Seminar||4|
|Any 500 or 600 level Chemistry or Biochemistry course||3|
|Any 500 or 600 level Science, Math or Engineering electives approved by the supervisory committee||3|
|CHEM 688 Thesis Proposal||1|
|CHEM 593 Thesis||9|
Teaching assistantships (TAs) and graduate research assistantships (GAs) are available to support graduate students. Students interested in being considered for TA-ships or GA-ships should contact the department at the time of application.
Phone: (208) 426-3000
Science Building, Room 312
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1510
You can visit the Chemistry web page for additional information.
In order to be considered for the Accountancy program, the Graduate application, official transcripts, and all related admission materials and requirements must be turned in by:
Priority: January 31
Priority: September 15