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Biochemistry

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Chad Booth
cb31@txstate.edu
512.245.8789
Chemistry Building, Room 311

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Chemistry faculty have been recognized nationally and internationally for both stellar teaching and research. Students and faculty actively conduct cutting-edge research funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. DoD and the National Institutes of Health. The department is also home to the nationally-recognized Xiphophorus Genetic Stock Center.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.S. 30 Thesis No minor

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 1 February 1
Fall - Standard April 1 April 1
Spring October 1 October 1
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each four-year institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted. 


GRE Scores

  • official GRE scores required with a preferred minimum of 300 (verbal and quantitative sections combined)

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.


Documents

  • statement of purpose discussing your career goals and undergraduate experiences
  • two letters of recommendation regarding your academic potential and undergraduate research experience

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.