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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a program of study leading to the degree of master of science. This program offers a sound academic background of coursework and research to prepare the student for further graduate study or employment in fields requiring an advanced degree. Areas of specialization within the program include: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.
New state-of-the art 110,000 square foot Chemistry Building opening in summer 2019
Extraordinary scientific equipment including a LC-MS, GC-MS, and a 400 MHz NMR.
Students from multiple different countries and backgrounds
Chemistry of carbon compounds with in-depth treatments of reaction mechanisms, modern spectral techniques, and new synthetic methods to meet the needs of chemistry and biochemistry majors. Prerequisite: CHEM 211 with a grade of C or better.
Experience is offered in synthetic, separation, and analytical methods of organic chemistry. Modern synthetic and spectroscopic techniques are introduced. Prerequisites: Chem 212 with a grade of C or better. Pre- or corequisite: CHEM 213 with a grade of C or better.
A study of the fundamental principles of quantitative chemical analysis including the application of principles of equilibria to analytical processes. Emphasis is given to gravimetric and titrimetric methods as well as consideration of electrical, optical, and other methods of chemical analysis. Prerequisites: CHEM 123N and MATH 163 or MATH 205 with a grade of C or better.
Students entering the Master of Science program in Chemistry should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
An application, transcripts, two letters of recommendation from former college instructors, a resume, a writing sample and an essay about career goals. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is optional for all domestic applicants and strongly recommend for international applicants. International students are also required to submit an Internet Based TOEFL Score (iBT) which includes a Speaking Portion. Admission to regular status requires a grade point average of 3.00 in the major and 2.80 overall (on a 4.00 scale). General university admission requirements also apply. In addition, a Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) with a major in chemistry (or another science) is required, although applications from majors in all science disciplines are encouraged. Undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry (quantitative and instrumental analysis), physical chemistry, and calculus are required for regular admission. Deficiencies in any of these areas will be identified and must be rectified by taking undergraduate coursework.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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Teaching assistantships may be available, but they are not guaranteed for M.S. Students
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1000I CHEMISTRY BUILDING 4501 ELKHORN AVE, NORFOLK, VA, 23529
1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
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