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What will I learn?

Chemical physics focuses on research areas where the techniques of chemistry and physics are combined for the study of atoms and molecules; their interactions in gases, liquids, and solids; and the detailed structure and dynamics of material changes. Areas of research and specialization include spectroscopy, optical properties, laser applications, molecular collisions, chemical dynamics, quantum mechanics, computational chemistry, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, low-temperature behavior, polymers and macromolecules, surface science, biochemistry, and biochemical and heterogeneous catalysis.

The College of Science and Engineering offers rigorous and stimulating academic programs tailored to your unique interests and goals. The College of Science and Engineering includes 12 academic departments that offer a wide range of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Intake: Fall

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$27,612.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2023


College of Science and Engineering

117 Pleasant Street SE,



55455, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.25. A degree in any major with a substantial background in computer science is required; a computer science major is preferred.

For international students

An undergraduate degree in chemistry, physics or a related field is required for admission. The preferred minimum undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.2.

In addition, international applicants are expected to provide scores of at least 587 (paper), 240 (computer), or 95 (Internet) on the TOEFL.

Other English Language Proficiency Requirements: IELTS Academic – 6.5; MELAB – 80; Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) – 59; Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced – 180.

Applications for fall semester must be completed by December 1


About University of Minnesota

UMN is one of the United States’ top public research institutions, where students gain a world-class education on a historic campus in a vibrant city.

  • 150+ undergraduate and 200+ graduate programs
  • Beautiful campus with the Mississippi River on site
  • World-class academics and close personal support throughout
  • Opportunities for scholarships and financial awards

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