What will I learn?

The Master of Science program in chemistry provide advanced preparation for careers in government or industrial research or for doctoral study. The programs’ curricula are a blend of traditional and nontraditional innovative courses that reflect the needs of modern chemistry. The UALR Department of Chemistry offers research-quality instrumentation and computer facilities as well as individual attention to each student and a high quality of instruction.

The master of science degree requires CHEM 8100-CHEM 8400 Thesis Research and CHEM 7190 Graduate Seminar. The student selects a thesis advisor and a specific thesis research project, then researches, writes, and orally defends a thesis (11 credit hours).


  • Chemical Technician
  • Research Chemist
  • Research Faculty

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $725 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

2801 South University Avenue,

Fine Arts, Suite 210,



72204, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with substantially the same undergraduate program as at UALR (typically at least 120 hours or the equivalent of a 4-year baccalaureate degree). They are required to have 2.75 cumulative GPA; most programs will also require a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate hours (including post-baccalaureate hours); and have TOEFL score of 525 on paper-based.

For international students

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale), or 3.0 in the last 60 hours

All international students must provide an official score on either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS).

On the TOEFL, applicants must achieve a score of 525 on the paper-based test, 197 on the computer-based version, or 71 on the Internet-based version.

On the IELTS, all applicants must make at least a 6.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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