Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chemistry & Biochemistry (CH75)

The department offers an Umbrella Program for the PhD reflective of the depth and breadth of contemporary research undertaken within Chemistry and Biochemistry. The umbrella program encompasses seven different tracks from which students can choose. The tracks are overlapping in terms of course work and research advisers.

Program Info

Area of Study Division of Physical Sciences
Specializations

Analytical Chemistry

Biochemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
Major Chemistry & Biochemistry
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall, Winter, Spring
Additional Notes

Only UC San Diego undergraduate students that are continuing their research with their advisor are eligible to apply directly to the MS Thesis Research Program (available for Fall, Winter, and Spring). All other MS applicants may apply only to the Fall MS Coursework program.

Application Deadlines January 7, 2019 (Spring 2019)
March 7, 2019 (Fall 2019)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 2 recommendations required.

We require three letters of recommendation. If you have any research experience, we would like to see a letter from your research advisor. UC San Diego students applying for the MS program need to submit at least two letters, one of them from a professor in the Chemistry & Biochemistry department.

Statement of Purpose

Required

1000 word limit is recommended.

Resume/CV

Recommended

Additional Requirements

If you already have an agreement to do research under the direction of a Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor, the MS Thesis Agreement Form is highly recommended. It is an agreement between you and your research advisor. Please have your research advisor fill it out, print, sign, and then upload to your application.

Contact Info

Website http://chemistry.ucsd.edu
Email chemgradinfo@ucsd.edu
Campus Office 4010 York Hall
Phone (858) 534-9728
Fax (858) 534-7687
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Attn: Chemistry Graduate Admissions
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0303
La Jolla, CA 92093-0303

Program Info

Area of Study Division of Physical Sciences
Specializations

Analytical and Atmospheric Chemistry

Biochemistry and Biophysics

Chemical Biology

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Quantitative Biology

Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
Major Chemistry & Biochemistry
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 13, 2018 (Fall 2019)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

GRE Subject Test is recommended.

The Subject GRE is highly recommended, especially for those applying to the Physical and Theoretical tracks. The department accepts Chemistry, Biochemistry, or any STEM field Subject GRE.
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

1000 word limit is recommended.

Resume/CV

Recommended

Contact Info

Website http://chemistry.ucsd.edu
Email chemgradinfo@ucsd.edu
Campus Office 4010 York Hall
Phone (858) 534-9728
Fax (858) 534-7687
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Attn: Chemistry Graduate Admissions
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0303
La Jolla, CA 92093-0303

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