MS Admission Requirements

 Prospective students are encouraged to contact the graduate program director Jeff Knight,

Applicants must meet the Downtown Campus graduate education admission requirements according to graduate education policies in addition to the following requirements of the Department of Chemistry:

An undergraduate major in Chemistry or a closely related discipline is required, including two semesters of organic chemistry as well as training in analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and/or inorganic chemistry. Students missing more than one of these courses may be limited in the tracks that they are eligible to select, and such students may be provided a provisional admission. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) is desired although each application is considered on its own merits.

  • The GRE examination is recommended but not required.
  • International students have additional admission requirements concerning immigration status, proof of financial responsibility and acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores or completion of the CU Denver English as a Second Language Academy.
  • Students currently in the Chemistry or Biochemistry BS program at CU Denver may want to consider the BS/MS option. This option includes the opportunity to enroll in graduate classes before enrolling in the MS program at CU Denver. See your undergraduate major advisor and/or the Chemistry graduate advisor.
  • At least 20 credits must be earned on campus. However, for the remaining courses, enrollment through CU ONLINE or on one of the other CU campuses is possible. Furthermore, the Chemistry Master's Program accepts transfer credits from accredited Universities with approval from the Graduate Program Director.