Master's Degree

Chemistry (M.S.)

Basic Degree Information/Description

The purpose of the Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Chemistry is to offer students the opportunity to acquire a sound preparation of the fundamentals in several areas of chemistry, to introduce students to recent advances in chemical theory and methods, and to encourage research in a specific area of study.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Degree Requirements: The Master of Science in Chemistry program requires the successful completion of a minimum of 33 semester credit hours. For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog and the Chemistry M.S. Program Handbook.

Admission requirements and prerequisites: Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study. Background or remedial courses in chemistry may be required to remove deficiencies.

Specific Degree Requirements: All undergraduate chemistry courses must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. 

Graduate Studies Application: Yes

Department Application: No

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.

Test Scores: General GRE Required

Resume or CV: Not required but recommended.

Letters of Recommendation: 2 L/R required (3 L/R recommended) from persons familiar with the applicant's undergraduate scholastic record.

Statement of Purpose: No

Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet

Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5

Additional Requirements: International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.


Application Deadline Dates

Domestic Applicants (Citizens and Permanent Residents):

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: April 1
  • Fall: July 1

International Applicants:

  • Spring: September 1
  • Summer: March 1
  • Fall: April 1

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor of Record: Ghezai T. Musie, Ph.D.
Email Address:
Telephone: (210) 458-5454

Degree Catalog Link:

Degree Website:

Funding Opportunities

Qualified students are encouraged to apply for teaching and/or research assistantships and fellowships. Requests should be sent to the Graduate Advisor of Record for chemistry when application is made for admission to UTSA.

Course Scheduling and Offerings

This program is housed on UTSA’s Main Campus.