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Degree : Master of Science

Major : Chemistry and Biochemistry


Program Description

A background in chemistry is essential for success in any number of rising fields today. From forensic science to public health to industry research, a degree from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at TTU will help you get there. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the Ph.D. and M.S. degree in Chemistry, with a specialization in eight subfields: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemical education, chemical physics, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and theoretical chemistry. It also offers the flexibility for interdisciplinary areas.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 30
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: No

Additional Links

Application Steps : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/Graduate/applyOne.php
Application Link at Apply Now : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/Graduate/financial.php
Recommendation Letter Form : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/Graduate/LetterOfRecommendation.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/Graduate/faqs.php

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Bill Poirier or Donna Smith
E-mail: chemgrad@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.3057

Department Contact Information

Department AddressTexas Tech University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Memorial Circle and Boston
Lubbock
TX 79409-1061
Phone Number 806-742-3057
Fax Number 806-742-1289
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AS_CHEM.php#Grad



Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students


Admission Requirements


Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Letters of Recommendation required: 3

Recommendation Letter Instructions: Letters of recommendation should be hand-signed and sent by e-mail or sealed in an envelope and mailed. If they are sealed, it is acceptable for the applicant to mail them with other documents. The evaluation form is recommended, but in addition, we encourage you to have your references send personal letters as well.

Resume Required: No

Writing Samples Required: No

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: A complete Chemistry departmental application consists of: Departmental application called the Application for Graduate Financial Support, GRE scores no older than 5 years, 3 letters of recommendation sent by reference people only, International students need TOEFL, IELTS, etc. not older than 2 years, Transcripts and for international students diplomas, Resume or CV and Statement of Purpose. All can be sent by e-mail to the chemgrad email.

Prior Degree Required: No

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: Yes

Previous Work Sample Required: No

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Admission Deadlines


The Office of Graduate and International Admissions does not have a specific deadline for domestic applications; we strongly recommend that you have all of the required application materials in by the date listed below.


US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
April 1October 1N/A N/A

We will do our best to process applications and materials from international students that are received after the deadline, however we cannot guarantee that your application evaluation will be complete in enough time for a decision to be made by your prospective academic department.


International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
March1September 1N/A N/A

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How To Apply


1) Apply to Graduate School : Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.

2) Pay your application fee: $60 initial application fee, $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program, or readmission). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.

3) Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in your prospective department. Many departments have separate application requirements and deadlines, and the Graduate Program Coordinator will be able to assist you in your application process.

4) Send application requirements, from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Contact Information for Graduate School

If you have any questions about your application, call (806) 742-2781 or email: graduate.admissions@ttu.edu.
To check your application status, please check Raiderlink.

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Test Score Requirements


If both GRE and GMAT are listed as required, either are acceptable.


GRE GMAT
Yes Not Required

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Additional Requirements for International Students


These are the minimal English language proficiency scores. For a list of English proficiency exempt countries, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/international/exempt-countries.php.


TOEFL INTERNET TOEFL PAPER-BASED IELTS ELS CAE CPE
795506.5112BC

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