Chemistry MS

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The application date is February 1 for fall 2022 admission.

How to Apply

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 health-related professional programs, 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 through teaching or research assistantships.

FINANCIAL AID

Research Areas

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:

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Research Labs

Our students work alongside full-time faculty in well-equipped research labs in chemistry and biochemistry.

Lab Instruments

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Janet Yang has received a grant of $419,312 from National Institutes of Health for her project titled “Mechanisms of Substrate Selectivity and Transport by a Bacterial Methionine ABC Importer”. This proposal seeks to understand how prokaryotic ABC importers uptake nutrients that are crucial for survival, and these findings could provide new targets for treatment against bacterial pathogens. Towards this end, Dr. Yang will employ biochemical and biophysical methods to dissect how the E. coli MetNI transporter, an established model system, transports methionine from the periplasm to the cytoplasm.

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Contact Info

Chemistry MS

Herman Nikolayevskiy, Graduate Director

Harney Science Center 353, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080 (415) 422-6157 (415) 422-5157