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CIP Code: 40.0501
Dept. Code: CHM
Major/College Codes: CHM AS
College: Arts and Sciences
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Other Resources: http://chemistry.usf.edu/graduate
The Department of Chemistry offers Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Non-thesis Master of Arts degrees. The Chemistry graduate faculty is comprised of full-time senior faculty members, all holding the Ph.D. degree. The combination of a large and strong faculty with a wide variety of courses provides students with programs of study that can be tailored to fit individual needs, while maintaining a sound background in all general aspects of Chemistry. The excellent research facilities and very low student-faculty ratio combine to afford unique opportunities for advanced study in Chemistry.
Major Research Areas:
Research opportunities are available in such interdisciplinary and specialized areas as Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Education, Computer Modeling and Computational Chemistry, Drug Discovery and Delivery, Bioorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Enzymology, Inorganic Chemistry, Marine Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Metal-Organic Framework Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Natural Products, Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Organic Chemistry, Organocatalysis, Photochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymers, Spectroscopy, and Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Applicants with other degrees are considered on a case-by-case basis.
- A preferred minimum score of 149 V (430/800, 47th percentile) and 147 Q (470/800, 28th percentile) on the GRE (the Chemistry subject exam is not required).
- At least three letters of recommendation from people familiar with the student’s academic background.