About the Master's Program

Graduate students may earn a Master of Science (MS) degree in chemistry by completing a thesis or non-thesis program. The thesis option includes the completion and oral defense of an original research problem along with satisfactory completion of about six graduate courses. The non-thesis option requires satisfactory completion of about 15 graduate courses. These programs periodically undergo revision, and the course requirements are apt to change in the future.

Generally students in the MS program do not receive financial assistance from the department, and therefore these students need to find other resources to pay tuition.

Master of Science dual degree program between the University of Cincinnati and the University of Bordeaux (UB)

Restaurants in Bordeaux

Restaurants in Bordeaux

The Master of Science dual degree program between the University of Cincinnati and the University of Bordeaux (UB) offers a unique experience for a global education and will result in two Master’s level degrees being awarded upon successful completion of the degree criteria. A MS (non-thesis) degree in Chemistry will be awarded by UC and a Master of Science (MSc) degree will be awarded from UB.

UC Bearcats in Bordeaux

UC Bearcats in Bordeaux

Program Plan

            Year 1 at UC

            Six lecture-based courses, seminar series, and research project.

            Year 2 at UB

            Four lecture-based chemistry courses, two professional development courses and Thesis research project.

City of Bordeaux at night

City of Bordeaux at night

Financial Information

Generally, students in the MS program do not receive financial assistance from the department, and therefore these students need to find other resources to pay tuitions and fees. The department does not offer teaching assistantships to any students applying for the Master’s degree in chemistry - only those students applying for the PhD program will be considered for teaching assistantships.

UB and UC students socializing after UC students presented work in Bordeaux

UB and UC students socializing after UC students presented work in Bordeaux

How to apply

To apply for the dual MS program in Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati:

Complete an online application and pay the University required fee of $65 (domestic) and $70 (international). Your application cannot be evaluated until the University required fee has been paid.

Please have your GRE scores and your TOEFL scores (if required) sent directly to the University of Cincinnati from ETS. The ETS code for the University of Cincinnati is 1833.

Unofficial copies of all transcripts can now be uploaded during the application process.  If admitted to our program, official transcripts of all colleges/universities will need to be sent before joining the program.

            Please check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) link before emailing/calling. Many of your questions can be answered here.

The University of Bordeaux vineyards

The University of Bordeaux vineyards

Deadline for Receipt of Materials

The Department of Chemistry begins reviewing completed applications in early January. The deadline for applications for admission is March 15 annually. Late applications (received after March 15) will be evaluated only if openings are available.