Chemistry MS

Apply Now for Spring or Fall 2022

Application date is October 1 for spring 2022, and February 1 for fall 2022.

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.


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:


Research Labs

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

Lab Instruments

Dr. Giovanni Meloni is the Guest Editor for a special issue of the journal Molecules on “Experimental and Computational Studies of Oxidation Reactions in Atmospheric and Combustion Chemistry.”Experimental and Computational Studies of Oxidation Reactions in Atmospheric and Combustion Chemistry

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Chemistry MS

Herman Nikolayevskiy, Graduate Director

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