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Many of our faculty enjoy an outstanding international reputation for their research accomplishments. Their diverse, yet complementary research interests provide you with a broad variety of research topics from which to choose, including bio nanotechnology, smart surfaces and interfaces, functional and stimuli responsive materials, nanotherapeutics, diagnostics and biosensors.

The Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University has a long-standing reputation for providing a first-class education in chemistry, material and biomolecular sciences, with core expertise in advanced materials, colloidal science, surfaces and interfaces, nanoparticle research, polymer science, biomaterials, bio nanotechnology, bioelectronics and biosensors. Faculty members are associated with the New York State-funded Center for Advanced Materials Processing and several other interdisciplinary programs on campus. Strengths of our program include a highly collaborative research environment and established connections with chemical and advanced materials industries. These relationships can provide opportunities for technology transfer and potential employment for you. Departmental research is supported by federal grants, primarily from the National Science Foundation as well as New York State and private industry funding.

If you prefer, Clarkson University offers the Master of Arts in Teaching with a chemistry focus.

Admission requirements

Application materials must include an official undergraduate transcript, resume, three letters of recommendation and GRE score results. Applicants must have

  • a BS and/or MS degree in chemistry or related field
  • demonstrated proficiency in English. All applicants must submit a TOEFL score unless their undergraduate or MS degree was in English language. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 80.
  • Duolingo English Test score 115

While there are no minimum GPA and GRE requirements, preference is given to applicants with research experience, a competitive GPA and higher TOEFL and GRE scores.

For more information please visit the University website.

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Program content

The Master's in Chemistry consists of 30 credit hours, 18 of which are specifically in chemistry. The other 12 are in well-rounded master-level classes. This program can be completed in about two years.

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Clarkson University

Over our 120+-year history, Clarkson has honed an ecosystem that lets you design your rigorous academics, research and social life to intentionally collide with your own personal passions to create a powerful learning experience.  If you like to roll-up your...

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Why study at Clarkson University

  • Top 10 in the nation for universities that increase salaries the most.
  • A Clarkson degree will increase your earnings by 42% on average (Brookings Institute).
  • The newly renovated Cheel Campus Center and Arena offers state-of-the-art features, including fitness and gym space, and ice hockey facilities.

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Clarkson University

8 Clarkson Ave
13699 Potsdam New York
United States of America

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