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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Las Vegas, NV

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Overview

University of Nevada, Las Vegas / Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is located in Las Vegas, NV.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biochemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Radio chemistry

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 5

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

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

41
Applied
15
Accepted
7
Enrolled
37%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline October 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree; 2 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree/master's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0; statement of interest; 3 letters of recommendation

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 March 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

45
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
80%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.67%
Black or African American 4.44%
White or Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.22%
Unknown 13.33%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Material science, biochemistry, chemical education, physical chemistry and theoretical computation, analytical and organic chemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,630,296

Location & Contact

Address 4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 454003
Las Vegas, NV  89154-4003
United States
Contact Dr. Spencer Steinberg
Chair
Email: spencer.steinberg@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-3599
Fax: 702-895-4072