MS in Chemistry

Personalized direction and laboratory-intensive training on active research projects

Apply Now for Fall 2018

The priority application date is February 1.

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

Office of Chemistry

Larry Margerum, Graduate Director

Harney Science Center 249, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080 (415) 422-6157 (415) 422-5157