Academic Programs

MS-Ph.D Chemistry

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Program Overview

Chemistry is the study of a micro world comprising atoms and molecules, from simple diatomics such as N2 to proteins and nucleic acids. Chemists are the molecular architects, the builders, and the surveyors of the natural landscape in this world which has nanometer dimensions. The Department of Chemistry at UMT provides a learning environment which enables students to obtain strong foundation of chemical knowledge, laboratory skills, and problem solving skills at levels appropriate for the variety of students that we serve. The chemistry faculty members strives to produce a new generation of chemical science professionals, prepared to become leaders in research, teaching and industry.

In our graduate program you will be engaged mainly in research, the most stimulating part of chemistry: the synthesis of new compounds, discovery of new reactions, elucidation of reaction mechanisms, uncovering of new principles, understanding naturally occurring substances, or working out theories of chemical bonding or reactivity, providing knowledge that will be written into the textbooks for your successors to learn about.

Aim of the Program

The aim of the graduate program in chemistry is to provide an environment for individuals to develop the skills to become leaders in scientific research and education, capable of making original contributions to the advancement of chemistry and related disciplines. The program is sufficiently flexible in its electives to provide an excellent preparation for careers in many different areas of chemistry. The Chemistry Major is designed to provide an education based on science both for students planning to go on to doctoral study, and for those intending to immediately pursue professional careers in chemistry or an allied field in which sound knowledge of chemistry is important.

This program aims to:

  • Provide an outstanding graduate experience in the chemical sciences.
  • Provide mentoring and support for young faculty and researchers who will become leaders of their field.
  • Create advanced molecular sciences facilities for doing research in the chemical sciences and for the teaching and learning of chemistry.
  • Achieve a ranking of the Department at UMT as one of the top departments in the country through world-class basic and translational research (in 5-10 yrs).
  • Strengthen the scientific, economic, and societal impact of the Department’s discoveries, innovations, and achievements, and increase awareness of the contributions made by the department to issues of global importance and increase and improve global scale connections.
  • Develop and maintain a vital, supportive and collegial work/study environment.

This program will be anticipating trends and providing students with integrated, cross disciplinary scientific knowledge and professional skills.

Career Prospects

The proposed curriculum is designed to prepare the students for future positions in industry or government research by providing them an opportunity to work beyond traditional scientific boundaries to examine the theoretical underpinnings of chemicals and learn how they are part of a bigger picture. Career opportunities in chemistry include the areas of basic research, applied research and development, biotechnology, materials for alternate energy solutions, chemical analysis, manufacturing, and marketing.

In addition, a degree in chemistry can be an excellent background for careers in many related fields, including law, medicine, business, environmental science, and other areas of science. The industrial map of the Chemical Knowledge Transfer Network shows that there are hundreds of companies/industries which are active in the areas of organic, inorganic chemicals and devices, fertilizers, polymers, nanomaterials synthetic medicines and natural products– all key areas that are covered by our MS degree. Taking this degree will immediately open up access to jobs in many multinational companies, which need highly skilled staff with a chemistry background.

MS Program Summary

Duration 02 years

Semesters 04

Credit Hours 30

Admission Requirements

16 years of formal education

 4 years bachelor degree in relevant discipline with 2.5/4

CGPA + GAT 50%


PhD Program Summary

Duration (Minimum Expected) 3.5 years

Course Work Credit Hours 18 (minimum

Admission Requirements

18 years of formal education

18 years of relevant qualification with 3.0/4.0 CGPA + GAT

(Subject) 60%


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