Chemistry and Biochemistry Admissions

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For questions regarding the graduate application process, please contact Kimberly Hubbard at: kimhub@nmsu.edu

For questions regarding our graduate program, please contact Dr. Shelley Lusetti at: slusetti@nmsu.edu

For questions regarding graduate tuition and fees, visit this link: http://uar.nmsu.edu/tuition-rates/

Graduate Program

Domestic Students Apply Here

International Students Apply Here

Graduate School Application Fees

Financial Aid

All first year Graduate Students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry receive financial aid in the form of a Teaching Assistantship. Continued support in successive years is dependent upon performance. More information is available at the link on the right “Graduate Admissions Information.”

Domestic Graduate Program Applicants

Required Documents

  1. Graduate School On-Line Application – Fee ($40)
  2. Official Transcripts from each institution previously attended
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Official GRE Scores*

International Graduate Program Applicants

Required Documents

  1. Graduate School On-Line Application – Fee ($50)
  2. Official Transcripts from each institution previously attended
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Official TOEFL or IELT score, sent directly from ETS*
  5. Official GRE score, sent directly from ETS*

*Score Requirements

  • GRE: Preferred score for the GRE general test: verbal + quantitative > 1000. Other applications may also be considered.
  • TOEFL: Internet based (students are encouraged to take this form of the test) – equal to or greater than 80
  • TOEFL: Paper based – equal to or greater than 550
  • IELT: equal to or greater than 6.5

Deadlines

Domestic

Application Deadline: July 1 for Fall; November 1 for Spring

Foreign

Application Deadline: March 1 for Fall; Students who send in complete applications before February 1 will be given higher priority for admission.

Undergraduate Program

Domestic Students Apply Here

International Students Apply Here

A degree in chemistry or biochemistry enables a student to pursue a wide variety of careers: in research, production, sales, management, and teaching. These degrees are also an excellent preparation for professional studies in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, optometry, pharmacology, pharmacy, and law.  A total of 146 undergraduate students are studying Chemistry or Biochemistry as their primary major. Of these, 21% are white and 79% are from other ethnic backgrounds. There are five divisions of chemistry – Analytical, Biochemistry,  Inorganic, Organic, and Physical. We have a total of 20 active faculty members Chemistry majors who have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree may receive American Chemical Society certification if they take one additional one-semester course which includes 1 credit of laboratory.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

  • Major: Chemistry
  • Major: Biochemistry

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Chemistry