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University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Santa Barbara, CA

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University of California, Santa Barbara

Overview

University of California, Santa Barbara / Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is located in Santa Barbara, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemistry
Master of Arts (MA) Chemistry

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 32

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test in chemistry (recommended)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test in chemistry (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Annual faculty committee meetings; minimum 1 year of teaching experience; proposal exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

403
Applied
111
Accepted
27
Enrolled
28%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
110
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test in chemistry (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, personal achievements essay, resume/curriculum vitae, transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test in chemistry (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, personal achievements essay, resume/curriculum vitae, transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

138
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.52%
Black or African American 1.45%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.72%
Asian 14.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.45%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 7.25%

Gender

Male (70%)
Female (29%)

Faculty

43
Total faculty
Full-time - 37
Part-time - 6
Male (34)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Organic, inorganic, physical, biochemistry, and materials chemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Building 232
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-9510
United States
Contact Dr. Steve K. Buratto
Department Chair
Email: buratto@chem.ucsb.edu
Phone: 805-893-3393
Fax: 805-893-4120

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