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Master's in Industrial Chemistry

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is home to the state’s first master’s degree in industrial chemistry.

Our Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry will develop your expertise in the theory and practice of chemical methods widely used in area industries.

You’ll benefit from the strengths of faculty members in the Departments of Chemistry, Biology, and Chemical Engineering, with additional support from the School of Geosciences.

Choose to specialize in chemistry, chemical engineering, or environmental impacts to best match your chosen career path.

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The M.S. degree program in Industrial Chemistry consists of 30-33 credit hours and is designed to be completed in one and a half years. Both thesis and non-thesis tracks are available.

The recommended full-time course load for a graduate student in the program is 9-12 credit hours during a regular semester and no more than 6 graduate credit hours during a summer session. Students are admitted for the Fall or Spring semesters.

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Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements from the Graduate School, admission to the Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry requires:

  •  A bachelor’s degree in a related scientific or engineering field
  •  Completion of general science requirements, including organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, calculus, and physics *
  •  Official GRE scores; official scores must be sent directly from the test administrator to the Graduate School

* Substitutions for undergraduate coursework may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Substitutions must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator and the Dean of the Graduate School at the time of application review.

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Dr. August Gallo
Montgomery Hall, room 137