Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry
The Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry (M.S.) program prepares students for careers in the chemical industry. The curriculum is designed to provide a broad overall perspective of the industry and an awareness of economic and engineering considerations while placing the primary emphasis upon chemistry and the application of chemical principles to the development of products and processes.
The Ph.D. program in Chemistry provides doctoral education in three technical focal areas: Materials Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, and Forensic Science, drawing upon the strengths of the Department of Chemistry and other units within the University of Central Florida (e.g., College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL), AMPAC). The focus areas meet the ever-pressing demand for the development of new materials and the increasing urgency of addressing crucial environmental and security problems. The curriculum has been developed in collaboration with industrial scientists and represents a response to current and projected competencies needed by industry. The purpose of this training is to provide scientists and educators who are capable of conducting research to solve important problems in contemporary fields of the chemical sciences and prepare a highly skilled work force to ensure the technological and economic health and competitiveness of Central Florida.
International Student Requirements:
In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.