Master's in Chemistry

College of Sciences and Engineering
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Master in Chemistry, Major in Physics-Chemistry
Master in Chemistry, Major in Chemistry-Physics

2 years

Courses: 35

Total credits: 125

Academic hours: 2667

Study Mode
In-person classes.

Full time.


Approved July 13th, 2016

Resolution RPC-SO-27.No.471-2016

Total Cost

Enrollment fee: $1,636.36
Tuition: $16,363.64

Third semester to be held at the University of Bordeaux - France by International Agreement.
Includes training with online education tools - USFQ D2L Virtual Platform


The Chemistry Research Master's program is a graduate scientific-academic, multidisciplinary study program with high international standards that seeks the training of professionals with extensive knowledge in the Physics-Chemistry and Chemistry-Physics sub-disciplines and with sufficient skills to link up and participate in both, higher education and research activities.

Although several general topics of Physics-Chemistry and Chemistry-Physics (thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, catalysis, spectroscopy, etc.) are covered in the study program, the main axes of the study program are: on the one hand, the theoretical aspects of computational chemistry and molecular simulation; and on the other, the application of computational simulation tools in the design of new materials and development of new technologies.

Applicant's Profile

  • Inclination for scientific and academic fields.
  • Interest in the development of new materials and new technologies.
  • Disposition to independent and group work.
  • Time availability.

Professional Field

The professional graduated from the program may be linked to:

  • Higher education institutions.
  • Public and private research institutes.
  • Research and development departments of public and private companies.
  • Doctoral programs in sciences, national or foreign.


The graduate of the program will have acquired the theoretical knowledge of Physics-Chemistry and Chemistry-Physics sufficient and necessary to deeply understand and explain in detail how the different methods of Mechanical-Quantum simulation of molecular dynamics are applied in the description and studies of different properties. both molecular systems and materials.

Additionally, the graduate will acquire a double degree awarded by USFQ and the University of Bordeaux (France). The cost of the master's degree includes: airfare, tuition for the University of Bordeaux, and financial aid for the completion of a semester in France, during the second academic year.

Additionally, this master's program is designed to develop a critical sense and an inquisitive mind in the graduate, which will allow them to carry out adequate analysis of problems to be solved from a scientific point of view; determine the importance and relevance of a particular problem to define whether it should be studied or not; and propose efficient solutions to the problem under investigation. Likewise, the acquired skills and the applied methodology will encourage the student to stay informed and investigate independently through their continuous training.


Basic requirements:

  • Have a Bachelor's degree issued by an accredited university in the country and registered in SENESCYT, in: Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Engineering in Biotechnology, Petrochemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering in Nanotechnology, Materials Engineering , Petroleum Engineering, or related. In the case of Bachelor's degrees obtained abroad, they must be apostilled or legalized by Consular means. The University will verify that the degree corresponds to a Bachelor's degree, in accordance with the current Academic Regime Regulations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language equivalent to B1 of the Common European Framework.
  • Copy of the identity card or passport.
  • Degree certificate with grade average
  • Official transcript with grades.
  • .A printed copy of the degree registered at SENESCYT
  • Pass the USFQ graduate admission exam. To do so, refer to the admissions process at:

Specific program requirements:

  • Motivation letter.
  • Resume.
  • Three recommendation letters.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Full payment of the program.
  • Payment with credit card, cash or wire transfer.
  • Monthly payments by post dated checks.
  • Educational loan.
  • Second-year scholarships, under selection criteria stipulated in the Graduate Program Scholarship Regulations.
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