MS in Chemistry

Personalized direction and laboratory-intensive training on active research projects

Apply Now 2019

The priority application dates are October 1 for spring and February 1 for fall.

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 earned 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 Details

Research Labs

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

Lab Instruments
Varian 500 MHz FT NMR
UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer
FT-IR/Raman spectrometer
HPLC system
Computational facilities
Electrochemical workstation


Contact Info

MS in Chemistry

Ryan West, Graduate Director

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