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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry College of Arts and Sciences Kent State University

  • Kent, OH
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 27%73%
    student ratio
  • 48
    total students
  • $8,424 | $14,580
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 12
    fall application deadline
  • 19%
    acceptance rate
  • 11 Degrees
    degrees offered

Overview

Kent State University Academics: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Programs

Kent State University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate programs include Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in the traditional divisions of chemistry: analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. In addition, interdisciplinary studies are covered in bioanalytical chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, biophysics, and molecular/cell biology.

Kent State University graduate students are required to complete a program of core courses in their area of specialization and at least one (for M.S. candidates) or two (for Ph.D. candidates) elective courses in other areas of chemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate programs give students considerable flexibility in curriculum design, ensuring a modern and dynamic graduate education.

At the end of the second year, doctoral students must pass a written examination in their fields of specialization and defend an original research proposal for their dissertation. Those Kent State University students working toward a Ph.D. typically complete the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry's graduate program with their thesis defense after 4.5 years.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Facilities

Kent State University is home to world-class research facilities. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate students have access to advanced NMR, x-ray, mass spectrometry, and proteomics core facilities. In addition, many high-end instruments are housed in faculty research laboratories, which are located primarily in Williams Hall and the attached Science Research Building. Additionally, students have access to excellent materials' characterization facilities and one of the largest academic clean-room facilities in the nation, which are housed in the nearby Liquid Crystal Institute. A confocal microscopy core facility located in the biology department is also available to Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate students.

Williams Hall houses two large lecture halls, classrooms, undergraduate and research laboratories, the Chemistry-Physics Library, chemical stockrooms, and glass and electronic shops. A machine shop, which is jointly operated with the physics department, is located in adjoining Smith Hall.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has advanced molecular modeling facilities, as well as facilities for performing ab initio calculations of molecular properties and molecular dynamics. A 3-D immersive classroom that generates 6'x7' three-dimensional images when viewed with shutter glasses is available in Williams Hall and is frequently used for a variety of graduate classes. The Chemistry/Physics Library in Williams Hall provides online access to virtually all chemical and biochemical journals as well as a broad variety of chemical databases, including the Chemical Abstracts SciFinder Service.

Kent State University Financial Aid

Kent State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate students are supported through teaching and research assistantships as well as university fellowships. Students in good academic standing are guaranteed appointments for periods of at least 4.5 years (Ph.D. candidates) or 2.5 years (M.S. candidates).

Stipends for 2010-2011 range from $18,000 (M.S.) to $20,000 (Ph.D.) for a twelve-month appointment. A $1,010 credit is made toward the university's health insurance plan. First-year bonuses and renewable merit fellowships providing an additional $2,500 per year are available to outstanding doctoral applicants. First-year bonuses of $1,250 are available for highly talented students pursuing their Ph.D. in physical chemistry.

Advanced Ph.D. students are typically funded through research assistantships ($20,000 or higher) provided by their respective advisors.

Kent State University Campus in Kent, Ohio

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate students live and study on a campus of about 820 acres of wooded hillside that includes an airport and an eighteen-hole golf course. There are approximately 100 buildings on the main campus in Kent. There are approximately 23,000 students enrolled at Kent State University's main campus, and 12,000 additional students enrolled at the seven regional campuses.

Kent, Ohio is a college town of about 28,000, located 35 miles southeast of Cleveland and 12 miles east of Akron in a peaceful suburban setting. Kent State University Department of Chemistry graduate students have access to a number of fine and performing art groups at the university and in the community. Cleveland is also the home of the world-renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and several professional sport teams. In the summer, the nearby Blossom Music Center offers open air classical concerts by the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra as well as a range of popular music groups.

Nearby Lake Erie and its beaches offer a broad range of recreational activities. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate students enjoy winter activities including ice skating and downhill and cross-country skiing. Kent State University's state-of-the-art recreation and wellness center is available for graduate students free of charge.


Location & Contact

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

College of Arts and Sciences
Kent State University

PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
United States

Dr. Arne Gericke

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Analytical Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Inorganic Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Organic Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Physical Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Chemistry Master of Arts (MA)
    • Biochemistry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 1
    • Doctoral Degrees 11
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required and Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

19% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 86
    • Accepted 17
    • Acceptance Rate 19
    • Enrolled 7
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $30
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 12th January 12th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline September 15th September 15th Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesplacement exam, GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended), minimum GPA of 2.75
    • Doctoral's Degreesplacement exam, GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended), minimum GPA of 2.75
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 525 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$8,424
    • Out-of-state tuition *$14,580
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students48
    • Female Percentage27%
    • Male Percentage73%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students48
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / LatinoNot Reported
    • Black / African AmericanNot Reported
    • White / CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty22
    • Full-time Percentage82%
    • Part-time Percentage18%
    • Female Percentage27%
    • Male Percentage73%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchBiological chemistry, materials chemistry, molecular spectroscopy
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$1,610,030


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