M.S. - Chemistry; Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Ph.D. - Chemistry
The Chemistry has a strong research emphasis as well as a dedication to teaching, but is of medium size allowing substantial interaction between faculty and students. There is an international make-up to the faculty and postdoctoral fellows, and there are graduate students presently in the department from the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The department is very well equipped with modern instrumentation and computing resources. These include outstanding NMR, X-ray and mass spectrometry facilities, with two 300 MHz and one 500 MHz NMR spectrometers, three single-crystal and one powder X-ray diffractometers, a JEOL M station and GC-MS facilities. Areas of research specialization include the traditional areas of Inorganic, Organic, Physical chemistry, and Biochemistry, as well as organometallic, supramolecular, interfacial and computational chemistry, laser spectroscopy and the study of new materials. Former graduates are employed in research positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, in academic positions, and in other areas such as high-tech computer applications.
Masters Degrees can be obtained by graduate coursework only, MS (non-thesis), or by a combination of graduate coursework and research culminating in a written thesis, MS (thesis). These degree programs may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis with entry to the program possible in August or January. The part-time MS (non-thesis) remains a particularly popular option for chemists with bachelors degrees who are employed locally in St. Louis and are looking to upgrade their qualifications. Contact us by phone, e-mail or phone for an application package, for more information or to arrange a visit to campus.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. This accreditation applies to all baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Our next scheduled comprehensive evaluation will be 2018.
International Student Requirements:
Additionally, international students must provide a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
Facts & Figures
International Financial Aid:
# of Credits Required:
60 for Ph.D./ 30 for
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate):
$415.20instate + an additional $608.40 for non-res USD