Graduate Program

Students discuss their chemistry research at TWU's Pioneer Research at the Mall event.
Students discuss their chemistry research at TWU's Pioneer Research at the Mall event.

Earn your master of science degree in chemistry at TWU.

We offer the MS degree in chemistry with research focuses in biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic/materials chemistry. A course of study and research will be custom-designed by faculty committee to suit your individual research interests and career goals.

As a master's degree-seeking student, you will be required to take a minimum of four basic chemistry courses in order to establish a strong foundation in the field. You will then be encouraged to take analytical, biological, inorganic, organic and/or physical chemistry advanced graduate courses to gain more in-depth perspectives. There are two pathways to our master's degree: a research path, or a coursework path with a science or business track emphasis.

In addition to scholarships and fellowships, opportunities to serve as a teaching assistant and/or research assistant are available, providing both financial support and educational experience. 

Degree details

Assistantships

Our department offers several graduate teaching assistantships each year. Research assistantships also may be awarded for sponsored research in specific areas. Out-of-state tuition may be waived for those with assistantship appointments.

Admission requirements

Admission to the TWU Graduate School

When you apply to the TWU Graduate School, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores if required. All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admissions to the TWU Graduate School. In addition, most graduate programs have additional admission requirements that must be completed. These requirements can be found on each graduate program website. After acceptance, you will need to begin your program within one year, unless a deferral has been approved by the program.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

*Admission to the M.S. in Chemistry

Program Contact

Dr. Richard Sheardy, Chair
940-898-2550
rsheardy@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

No deadline - Rolling admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, or the equivalent to a chemistry major offered at Texas Woman’s University.
  • Preferred scores on the GRE Verbal of 400/146 and on the GRE Quantitative of 550/146.
  • An applicant with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline may be admitted provisionally until all undergraduate deficiencies are cleared.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU.

Next steps

Page last updated 3:55 PM, July 18, 2019