Department of Chemistry offers both a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and a
Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Chemistry. The Ph.D. degree in chemistry
requires evidences of high quality scientific research leading to
peer-reviewed publications with classroom teaching, laboratory supervising,
and proposal and manuscript writing experiences. The program covers all
modern areas of chemistry including analytical, biochemistry,
computational, environmental, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry
and interdisciplinary areas in material, energy, environmental, and
biomedical research. The intensive graduate training includes formal
lecture courses, hands-on laboratory and theoretical research experiences,
teaching experiences, independent proposal development, preparation of
manuscripts and preparation of research thesis/dissertation for
Department of Chemistry will provide a comprehensive graduate education in
all areas of modern chemistry and related fields for a diverse student body
aiming for national and international distinction and produce high quality
chemists for education institutions, governmental agencies, and industrial
and business entities.
To provide the best education and career
opportunity for all students including those from the underrepresented
minority groups with the best cultural and nurturing environment conducive
to learning and scholarly activities.
To prepare students for development of
methods of independent and systematic investigations leading to scientific
To prepare students for a successful career
at academic institutions, industrial and business entities, and
To promote professional development and
growth of the faculty.
A B.S. degree in
chemistry or a closely related field with passing grades ‘C’ or better for
the following courses with labs:
semesters of General Chemistry 2
semesters of Organic Chemistry
semester of Analytical Chemistry 1 semester of Physical Chemistry
semester of Inorganic Chemistry
- Application for admission
to Graduate School (http://www.jsums.edu/gadmappl/GradAp1.html).
- Two official copies of
transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges and universities
- Immunization records showing
proof of immunization compliance for measles and rubella, if born
after December 1957.
- Out-of-state and
International applicants must submit a $25.00 application fee (money
- Three Letters of
Recommendation or Form (http://www.jsums.edu/gadmappl/GradAp1.html).
- Standardized test scores
- Statement of Purpose for
- International applicants
must submit satisfactory TOEFL scores (525/197/71).
International applicants must also file a
Certified Declaration of Financial Support with the University (http://international.jsums.edu/)