Chemistry
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Chemistry
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Solving real-world problems in areas such as sustainability, alternative energy, nanomedicines and water quality assessment are just some of the possibilities an advanced degree in Chemistry can provide. Mines’ faculty provides professionals the top-notch education and training for the varied career opportunities afforded by this central scientific discipline and ensures students are fully prepared for advanced career choices.

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#1 chemistry
school in Colorado, 2018

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$92,625 average
starting salary
(master’s)

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state-of-the-art facilities
equipped with
extensive instrumentation

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Requirements and Costs

Master’s Thesis

  • Applicants for chemistry degree programs are expected to demonstrate undergraduate-level proficiency in physical, organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry
  • Undergraduate deficiencies will be determined by faculty through interviews at the beginning of the student’s first semester of graduate work
  • The department has no minimum GPA requirement
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Applicants for chemistry degree programs are expected to demonstrate undergraduate-level proficiency in physical, organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry
  • Undergraduate deficiencies will be determined by faculty through interviews at the beginning of the student’s first semester of graduate work
  • The department has no minimum GPA requirement
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

Doctorate

  • Applicants for chemistry degree programs are expected to demonstrate undergraduate-level proficiency in physical, organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry
  • Undergraduate deficiencies will be determined by faculty through interviews at the beginning of the student’s first semester of graduate work
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

*Due to Covid-19, students applying for master’s non-thesis and certificate programs for spring 2021 and fall 2021 are not required to submit GRE scores.

MASTER OF SCIENCE – Thesis

  • Minimum of 36 semester hours, including at least 24 semester hours of course work, are required. At least 15 of the required 24 semester hours of course work must be taken in the Department of Chemistry

MASTER OF SCIENCE – Non-Thesis

  • 30 semester hours of course credit including coursework, independent study on a topic determined by the student and the student’s faculty advisor, and the preparation of an oral presentation of a report based on the student’s independent study topic

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

  • The program of study for the PhD degree in Applied Chemistry includes coursework, a comprehensive examination, a thesis proposal, research, and the preparation and oral defense of a PhD thesis based on the student’s research

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 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$16,650$37,350
Fees*$2,412$2,412
Room & Board$16,700$16,700
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$40,362$61,062
**Cost per credit hour$925$2,075

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

Glory Russell-Parks“The research being done in the Chemistry Department was a leading factor as to why I selected Mines.”

Glory Russell-Parks
PhD Candidate, Applied Chemistry

 

  • Analytical chemist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Hazardous waste chemist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Synthetic chemist
  • Organic chemist
  • Chemistry teacher

 

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • CalTech
  • FuelCell Energy
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Organizations recruiting Mines students at the 2019 Career Fair

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Degree Options

PhD

  • Chemistry and Applied Chemistry

Master’s

  • Chemistry and Applied Chemistry (Thesis and Non-Thesis)

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