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Florida International University

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Miami, FL

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Florida International University

Overview

Florida International University / Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is located in Miami, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Forensic science
Master of Science (MS) Forensic science
Master of Science (MS) Chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemistry
Professional Master of Science (PSM) Forensic science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 21
Doctoral Degrees 27

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

181
Applied
73
Accepted
60
Enrolled
40%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st April 1st No
Spring deadline October 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation, resume, letter of intent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation, resume, letter of intent

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

159
Total Graduate Students
35%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 27.04%
Black or African American 8.18%
White or Caucasian 23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.26%
Unknown 0.63%

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Faculty

42
Total faculty
Full-time - 38
Part-time - 4
Male (29)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Organic synthesis and reaction catalysis, environmental chemistry, molecular beam studies, organic geochemistry, bioinorganic and organometallic chemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 11200 Southwest 8th Street
Miami, FL  33199
United States
Contact Dr. Yong Cai
Chair
Email: yong.cai@fiu.edu
Phone: 305-348-6210
Fax: 305-348-3772

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