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

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

Kent, OH
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
29%
71%
student ratio
58
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 10
fall application deadline
7%
acceptance rate
3 Degrees Offered
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. Michael Tebergen

Professor and Chair

Phone: 330-672-2032
Fax: 330-672-3816

Phone: 330-672-2032
Email: chemgc@kent.edu

Request More Info

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Chemistry Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 1
    • Doctoral Degrees 5
    • 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? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

7% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 269
    • Accepted 20
    • Acceptance Rate 7
    • Enrolled 14
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $45
    • Application Fee - International $70
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 10th January 10th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline September 15th September 15th Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended), minimum GPA of 3.0, transcript, resume, letter of intent, and curriculum vitae/resume, 3 letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended), minimum GPA of 3.0, transcript, resume, letter of intent, and curriculum vitae/resume, 3 letters of recommendation
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score: paper-based 525, iBT 71), Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (minimum score of 75), IELTS (minimum score of 6.0), PTE Academic (minimum score of 48), or completion of ELS level 112 Intensive Program

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableFederal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students58
    • Female Percentage29%
    • Male Percentage71%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students58
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian93%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian7%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty19
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage21%
    • Male Percentage79%


Videos


Facebook


Twitter


Forgot Your Password?

To reset your password, simply enter your email address in the field below and click the Reset Password button. You will receive an email with a link and instructions to reset your password.

Check your email.

Please check your email and click on the link provided in the message to reset your password.