Master of Science in Chemistry with Biochemistry Option

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, New Mexico, United States
Master's Degree
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Full-time, Part-time
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Entry Requirements

For an application to a graduate degree program at NMT, you must complete all of the following in order.

  1. Complete a FAFSA: Domestic applicants who seek full time status and any kind of financial aid (assistantships, fellowships, scholarships and/or work study) are strongly encouraged to complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to the FAFSA web page and follow the pointers for completion of the form. When you are asked to provide the school code, use 002654 for New Mexico Tech.
  2. Visit the online applicationpages
    • Complete and upload your online application.  Remember your login and pin so that you can revisit to continue incomplete applications. 
      • For best results, your browser should be Internet Explorer 6.0 or Netscape 6.2.  The application server may be down for maintenance between midnight and 6:00 am Mountain Standard Time.
    • Pay your application fee: You may either pay the application fee online with a credit card or pay later with a check or money order.  
      • Special Graduate applications do not have an application fee.  Applicants for Special Graduate status should click the "Pay Later" button when asked to provide for the Application Fee.)
    • Visit the application site for updated information: After your application has been submitted and before you receive our admissions decision, you may go back online to the application website to monitor the progress of your application.  If we have not received particular letters of recommendation or exam scores these will be noted.  You will also be able to see when your application is sent to the department for their recommendation.
  3. Following the directions in the Application Instruction packet, make arrangements for all supporting materials to be delivered to the Graduate Office at the address below.


The following courses are required:

  • MATH 231 (4)
  • CHEM 311 (3), 311L (1), 331 (3), 331L (1), 332 (3), 332L (1), 333 (3), 333L (1), 334 (3), 334L (1), 411 (3), 411L (1), 441 (3), 443 (3), 443L (1), 493 (1), 494 (2); • Advanced Chemistry courses: Any three chosen from CHEM 422 (3), 427 (3), 442 (3), 445 (3), 446 (3)
  • Advanced Chemistry labs: Any two chosen from CHEM 422L (1), 441L (1), 442L (1), 445L (2)
  • CHEM 441L (1), 442 (3), 442L (1)
  • Six credit hours of upper ‐ division biology courses

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