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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has an outstanding reputation throughout the region for producing some of the best-prepared students to enter the medical field, graduate programs, or the work force. The Master of Science degree in Chemistry is a rigorous, thesis-based curriculum that requires substantial original research under the mentorship of one of the department’s research faculty.


Contact Information

Dr. Michael Callahan
(208) 426-1031
Science Building, Room 312
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1510

Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Chemistry, M.S.

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. Hold a baccalaureate degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
  3. A letter of application describing your background, academic interests, career goals, and how the program will help you achieve these goals.
  4. Official GRE scores.
  5. Two letters of recommendation from academic faculty or recent employers.


Teaching assistantships (TAs) and graduate research assistantships (GAs) are available to support graduate students. Students interested in being considered for TA-ships or GA-ships should contact the department at the time of application.

Applications and Materials Deadline

Contact the program for more information.