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    As a medium-sized department, K-State Chemistry is large enough to ensure that our students are provided access to a variety of first-rate equipment, yet small enough to assure our students of a close personal interaction with faculty. We recognize that our students are individuals, and our programs are structured so as to allow each student to reach his or her potential at an appropriate pace. The Department of Chemistry occupies two adjoining buildings CBC and King Hall that provide over 81,000 square feet of research, teaching and office space for the activities of our 21 faculty, 11 staff and 90 graduate students and research associates.

    The Chemistry Department is well equipped with instrumentation to support modern chemical research. Major instrumentation includes a Varian Inova 400-MHz and Mercury 400-MHz multinuclear NMR spectrometers, a liquid chromatogrpahy-mass spectrometry Waters Acquity UPLC-TQD system, two single crystal X-ray diffractometers (Siemens SMART 1000 and Bruker Kappa Apex II), and a low temperature-equipped Bruker powder X-ray diffractometer. Both the NMR and X-ray facilities are managed by full-time Ph.D. scientists.

    The department houses extensive computational resources including two Beowulf clusters, and numerous and broad electrochemical research capabilities. Chemistry researchers have access to broad array of microscopy techniques, including AFM, STM, TEM, near-field scanning optical microscopy, multiphoton-excited fluorescence microscopy (with demonstrated single molecule capability), and ultrafast video microscopy.

    The Chemistry Department possesses substantial instrumentation for the synthesis of nanoscale materials: chemical vapor deposition, plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, electrochemical deposition and metal-vapor deposition methods are all available in faculty research groups. An extensive set of materials characterization methods are available within the department including surface plasmon resonance, ellipsometry, chemisorption and temperature-programmed desorption techniques, thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry and FT-IR/Raman/DRIFT spectra of gases, liquids and solids.

    Group programs:
    Analytical group program

    * Analytical Separations
    * Applications of Surface Science to Chemistry
    * Chemical Microscopy
    * Electroanalytical Chemistry
    * Applied Molecular Spectroscopy

    Inorganic group program

    * Inorganic Chemistry I
    * Inorganic Chemistry II
    * Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry
    * Homogeneous Catalysis
    * Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

    Materials group program

    * Materials Chemistry

    Organic group program

    * Advanced Organic Chemistry
    * Synthetic Organic Chemistry
    * Organic Spectroscopy
    * Physical Organic Chemistry

    Physical group program

    * Chemical Thermodynamics
    * Theoretical Chemistry I
    * Chemical Kinetics
    * Applications of Surface Science to Chemistry
    * Applied Molecular Spectroscopy
    * Chemical Statistical Mechanics
    * Theoretical Chemistry II
    * Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    Undergraduate transcripts are required as are letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your chemistry background. Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the GRE, including both the general test and the subject test in chemistry. Students considering graduate work at Kansas State are encouraged to visit the department, to meet with members of the faculty and with other students, and to observe our facilities and educational environment.We welcome applications from well-qualified international students. Two requirements must be satisfied in order to demonstrate proficiency in English. International applicants must also submit the results of the Graduate Record Examinations, including the chemistry subject test. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

    Most graduate students are able to finance their education with a variety of financial assistance tools specific to graduate school:

    * Graduate Assistantships: Funded by individual departments and graduate programs, teaching, research and graduate assistantships are awarded based on a student's ability and promise.
    * Graduate Fellowships
    * Loans: Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance
    * Traineeships: Traineeships are offered through the university or departments that have federally supported traineeships.


    Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

    Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

    Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


    Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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