708 USD/credit 57348 USD/full
708 USD/credit 57348 USD/full
478 USD/credit 38718 USD/full
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Combining original research with advanced coursework in various disciplines of chemistry, the Chemistry program from Portland State University provides opportunities for unique and collaborative research.

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Students in all areas of chemistry pursue graduate study at PSU, where they explore cutting-edge research in biophysics, catalysis, chemical biology, chemistry education, molecular imaging, nanotechnology, renewable energy, sensors, synthesis, therapeutics, and environmental, green, materials, and systems chemistry. This work is enhanced through strong ties to local and statewide research initiatives and collaborations with other Portland State faculty as well as researchers across the nation and around the globe.

Portland State University 's position in the heart of Oregon's economic and cultural center provides a dynamic and exciting environment in which to pursue science. You will find our students, staff, and faculty to be friendly and accessible and that we value the experience of studying at an outstanding university that has all the advantages of being located in a major city, but is surrounded by the beauty and recreational opportunities of the Pacific Northwest.

What can I do with a Master's degree or Doctorate in Chemistry ?

The Chemistry program from Portland State University provides students with good preparation for rewarding careers in academic, industrial, or government research. Graduates of the Department of Chemistry’s programs have taken advantage of the strong interdisciplinary nature of the program and report that their doctoral training prepared them well for rewarding careers. These students have benefited from interdisciplinary programs on campus, such as the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Academy, the Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication, the Center for Life in Extreme Environments, and the Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Spectrometric Analysis
  • Numerical Data Analysis and Modeling in Chemistry
  • Advanced Analytical Theory
  • Enzyme Structure and Function
  • Nucleic Acid Structure and Function

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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57348 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit
  • National

    57348 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit
  • In-State

    38718 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 478 USD per credit

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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