MS in Chemistry

Our research-based master’s program prepares graduates for positions in the fields of pharmaceutical chemistry, chemical biology, materials and alternative fuels science, and analytical chemistry.

USF’s Master of Science in Chemistry is designed for graduate students seeking a research-based degree with personalized direction from research advisers and training from experienced full-time faculty. Hands-on training opportunities prepare our students for a future in professional research and development, further studies in a PhD program or medical school, and teaching positions at the high school and community college level.

Full-Tuition Merit Scholarships

Students admitted to the program are funded, including a full graduate scholarship and most earn a salary earned through teaching or research assistantships.

Learn more about financial aid

2016: Available Research Openings

Students are accepted into specific research groups and immediately join a research project supervised by their assigned research adviser, with whom they develop a program of directed scientific research. To qualify for admission to the program, you must be interested in pursuing research in one of the following areas:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

How to Apply

Research Labs

Our students work alongside full-time faculty in well-equipped research labs in chemistry and biochemistry. The labs are stocked with various instruments, including:

  • Varian 500MHz FT NMR
  • UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer
  • FT-IR/Raman spectrometer
  • GC-MAS
  • HPLC system
  • Computational facilities

Contact Info

Office of Chemistry

Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

Harney Science Center, Room 349, 2133 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080 (415) 422-6157 (415) 422-5157