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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 certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

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Application Fee(s)

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

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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)

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GRE Scores

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

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Documents

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

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TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • 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.

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