OSU's Department of Chemistry graduate program aims to create next-generation professionals
and leaders for academia and industry. Our program is aimed at helping you develop
a pronounced ability to perform independent creative scientific research.
Placement exams and/or foundation courses to demonstrate competency in at least three
of four main subdisciplines: analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry
Fund your MS degree
through graduate teaching and graduate research assistantships.
Research and Faculty
Cutting-edge research programs in all areas of chemistry and other related interdisciplinary
sciences are actively pursued through our department. Additionally, our faculty members
are accomplished scientists and researchers in their respective fields, providing
you with mentorships and other resources to help you achieve your goals.
International applicants who aren't native English speakers must submit one of the following:
TOEFL iBT minimum scores of 20 for reading and listening, 22 for writing and speaking,
and 79 total
IELTS minimum scores of 6.5 on reading, listening, and writing, with overall minimum
score of 6.5
Students that earn TOEFL and IELTS score lower than requirements may be admitted provisionally
with the requirement to complete OSU English courses
March 13 (Fall admission)
Cost & Assistance
Most graduate students in the Department of Chemistry are supported as either teaching
assistants or research assistants. Generally, first-year students serve as teaching
assistants. The experience gained from a teaching assistantship is a valuable part
of the total educational experience of a graduate student. An incoming graduate assistant
will usually teach in the general chemistry laboratory program. This involves the
supervision of laboratory sections of approximately 30 students, plus leading the
discussion sections that precede the labs. Fellowship awards for incoming students are also available on a competitive basis
for applicants with outstanding records.