Graduate Programs

Master of Chemistry

A non-thesis coursework-based Masters program aiming to (i) provide a strong theoretical and practical foundation in advanced chemistry, without the typical emphasis on research leading to the publication of a thesis; (ii) cater to students who seek a graduate degree for career or position advancement, increased competence in teaching or industrial settings, or other purposes related to the professional practice of chemistry.

Advanced studies in chemistry for those intending to further their careers in research and development in industry, government institutions, or the academe; the program emphasizes independent scientific research.

Advanced studies in chemistry for those intending to further their careers in the academe particularly in the development of the practice of teaching the discipline.

The Master of Science in Science Education, major in General Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics combines the practice of science with pedagogy, with the main goal of producing elementary and high school science teachers who can inspire their students through their ability to impart skills in doing science, to make knowledge of the discipline interesting and relevant, and to help develop insights into the practice of science.

This is a research degree in chemistry for those intending to specialize in research and development in industry, government institutions, or the academe; the program culminates in a defense of a novel research dissertation.

Admissions

Admission to the Chemistry Graduate Programs requires formal application with the Ateneo Graduate School which requires, among other things, an entrance examination, official transcripts of records, letters of reference and interview with the Department of Chemistry Chair. In general, the applicant is expected to have an undegraduate training in Chemistry or an allied field which covered two semesters each of general & inorganic, analytical, organic, and physical chemistry. Financial aid in the form of scholarships are available from the CHED-FDP, DOST-PCASTRD or through the Graduate School. A 50% tuition discount is available for full-time teachers.