Chemistry Masters Degree

Research opportunities in this degree include biomedical (focused on anticancer drugs) and energy conversion (focused on organic solar cells).

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Cutting Edge Research

Cutting Edge Research

Research in biomedical cancer drugs and organic solar cell areas provides opportunities to find real-life solutions.

Modern Scientific Instruments

Modern Scientific Instruments

State-of-the-art instruments allow you to get hands-on experience in your research efforts.

Affordable Cost

Affordable Cost

Lower tuition rates allow you to research and learn without the cumbersome debt you would otherwise incur.

ENMU's affordable, collaborative, master's in chemistry provides opportunities for cutting-edge and convergent research using well-equipped, modern scientific instruments. In these programs, you'll get hands-on experience with modern instrumentation such as:

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Chirascan Spectrometer
  • Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)
  • Infrared Spectrometer and Microscope (FT/IR)
  • Isothermal Titration Calorimeter
  • Photobioreactor
  • Potentiostat/Galvanostat
  • Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
  • UV/visible Spectrometer
  • X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)

You also can get hands-on experience with projects in:

  • Environmental and water testing (Dr. Constantopoulos)
  • Fluid mechanics and quantum chemistry (Dr. Finley)
  • Anticancer drug development and isothermal molecular diagnostics (Dr. Koag)
  • Catalysis and chemosensor for biomedical applications (Dr. Rhaman)
  • Algal wastewater treatment and organic solar cells (Dr. Yan)

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Graduate Coordinator

Juchao Yan

Dr. Juchao Yan

Professor of Chemistry/Chemistry Graduate Coordinator/Chair of Physical Sciences

Office Location: Eddy Hall (EH), Room 114

Phone: 575.562.2494

Master of Science in Chemistry Program Details

In our Master of Science in Chemistry program ENMU offers you advanced preparation in the fields of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. Our Chemistry Master's Program provides a thesis and non-thesis option so you can choose the path that best fits your professional needs. Our program is not a pure chemistry master's and helps you get experience in multidisciplinary options in chemistry.

Thesis Option: Allows for the pursuit of your specific research interests in one of our offered sub-fields. The thesis option is designed for you if you are preparing for more advanced studies in chemistry (Ph.D.), advanced training for chemistry careers or if you are preparing for entry to professional schools in related areas.

Non-Thesis Option: Best choice if you are already involved in a career in chemistry, environmental science, medicine, science education or a related field.

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Admission Requirements

To begin the M.S. in Chemistry, you have to:

  1. Meet Graduate School admission requirements.
  2. Have earned a bachelor's degree.
  3. Have completed basic courses in general chemistry (one year), organic chemistry (one year), analytical chemistry (one semester), biochemistry (one semester), calculus (one year) and physics (one year). You may be admitted with minor deficiencies to be remedied through leveling courses.
  4. Submit a personal statement including career goals to the department.
  5. Submit at least two letters of recommendation to the department.
  6. Be approved by the department graduate faculty.

All newly admitted chemistry graduate students are evaluated for sufficient undergraduate preparation by the chemistry graduate faculty and may be required to take leveling courses, in addition to degree requirements, to remedy any deficiencies. Determination of appropriate preparation may include review of transcripts, GRE or other standardized exam scores, and preliminary subject examinations and writing skills assessment administered at ENMU (if required).

After you are admitted and evaluated, you'll work with a graduate advisor and graduate committee to create a degree plan specifying a course of study (as a thesis or non-thesis plan).

Changing of the plan of study (thesis or non-thesis) after your initial degree plan is filed is normally granted only for extenuating circumstances and is subject to approval.

Career Services for Students

Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all ENMU students, so if you are looking for a job, we can help you find it.

We offer many resources including various workshops throughout the year covering topics like resume writing, interviewing for jobs, and more! As an ENMU student, if you’re interested in individual help for things like networking, social media for success, resume writing, and mock interviews, our staff is available to help.

Explore employment opportunities in this field by visiting the O*NET webpage. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsors the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database. The site aggregates data for occupations across the United States.

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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

We are committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans and scholarships offered by Financial Aid and Enrollment Services, there are also many scholarships for current students available through the ENMU Foundation.

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We also have a limited number of part-time graduate assistantships available. Graduate assistantships providing hands-on experience may be awarded to qualified students. In addition to a stipend, graduate assistantships include a tuition waiver, which gives out-of-state students our low in-state tuition. A limited number of student-hire positions might also available.

For more information on graduate assistantships please contact the Graduate School at 575.562.2147 or [email protected]

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Chemistry Degree Information

You can learn more about this degree and view course information in the Graduate Catalog.

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Bachelor's to Master's Chemistry Degree Option

ENMU also has a bachelor's to master's degree plan, where and undergraduate chemistry student can apply to the Graduate School during the last semester of their junior year to start the master's program.

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