Chemistry Graduate


Our students have several opportunities to travel and present at conferences around the country.

Research and graduate education opportunities offered at USD fall within the themes of photodynamics and nanomaterials offered in close-knit research settings.


Master of Science (M.S.)

Focused in four core areas that bridge these traditional demarcations: (1) Electrochemistry and Surface Science, (2) Molecular Spectroscopy and Photodynamics, and (3) Organic Synthesis and Chemical Reaction Mechanisms, and (4) Nanostructured Composites for Catalytic and Sensing Applications.

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Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D.) in Materials chemistry

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Admission Requirements

Required exam

GRE required for International students only

Application Requirements

  • Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree in Chemistry
  • An Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 or a graduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • $35 Application Fee
  • 250-word minimum statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE test scores (where applicable)

Application Deadline

Priority: April 15

The Classroom & Beyond

  • The Chemistry Department has a strong research program involving undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students working closely with faculty members.

  • Wendi Sapp was honored with the Dell-Intel/O’Brien Award for Undergraduate Students for her research on computationally modelling metal-organic supercontainers at the 54th annual Sanibel Symposium.

  • The Chemistry Club goal is to make chemistry more exciting and intriguing for a wide variety of students.