In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:
- Baccalaureate Field: Pharmacy, chemistry, or the biological sciences. Prior academic work should include a year each of biology or biochemistry and organic chemistry.
- Graduate Point Average: at least 3.00 (A=4.00) for the final 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of baccalaureate study.
- Tests Required: GRE general. The GRE advanced chemistry or biology test is recommended.
- Minimum TOEFL Score: 550 (paper based); 213 (computer based).
- GRE and TOEFL submission code: 1851
- Letters of Recommendation: Three required.
- Personal Statement: Required.
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirement, students must meet the following program requirements:
Master of Science
Minimum Semester Hours required: 32. At least 16 semester hours must be didactic courses, plus at least 5 semester hours in MDCH 598.
Required Core Courses:
- GCLS 501
- MDCH 561
- four hours of MDCH 592
- two hours of MDCH 595 (one hour literature seminar and one hour thesis seminar)
- plus a minimum of 6 additional hours of required concentration and elective courses.
Students must select one of five concentrations:
- Analytical and Chemical Toxicology
- Biomedicinal Chemistry
- Computational Medicinal Chemistry
- Structural Biology
- Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry.
Required Concentration Courses:
- Analytical and Chemical Toxicology - MDCH 412, 562, 571
- Biomedicinal Chemistry - GCLS 502; MDCH 412
- Computational Medicinal Chemistry - MDCH 572
- Structural Biology - BCHE(PMPG) 513
- Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry - MDCH 560, 562, 571.
- Analytical and Chemical Toxicology - Elective courses selected in consultation with the student's advisor. Suggested electives include GCLS 502; MDCH 564, 572, and 594; PCOL 505 and 508.
- Biomedicinal Chemistry - Elective courses selected in consultation with the student's advisor. Suggested electives include GCLS 503, 504, 505; MDCH 562, 594; BCHE(PMPG) 513, 561, 563; MIM 552.
- Computational Medicinal Chemistry - elective courses selected in consultation with the student's advisor. Suggested electives include GCLS 502; MDCH 564, 594; BCHE(PMPG) 513; BIOE 407; CHEM 542 and 558; BSTT 400; CS 559; ECE 560.
- Structural Biology - elective courses selected in consultation with the student's advisor. Suggested electives include MDCH 412, 562, 571, 572, 594; Chem 553, 554 and 558; GCLS 502.
- Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry - elective courses selected in consultation with the student's advisor. Suggested electives include MDCH 572, 594; CHEM 532, 533, 535, 545 and 553
Examination: Departmental Qualifying Examination: Master's students may petition the graduate faculty to take this exam.
Passing this exam allows the student to proceed toward the Ph.D. without completing a master's degree.
Thesis or Project Required: Thesis and oral thesis defense.
First you must apply online: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/grad/apply_grad_degree.html
PLEASE NOTE: Waiting to submit a complete application for Fall semester after January 1st of that calendar year will substantially reduce the chances of being admitted with an offer of financial support.
The process for the submission of documents is changing.
Beginning with Summer/Fall 2013 applications, applicants will no longer submit paper credentials. All applicants are required to upload their documents and academic credentialselectronically to satisfy both program-specific requirements and admission/institutional requirements. Please visit the Graduate Admissions website for more details on the document upload process: http://oar.uic.edu/grad/document_upload
Note that all Spring 2013 applicants are still required to submit program-specific application materials directly to the program office (using the procedures in place up to this time), and paper credentials (transcripts, etc.) to the Graduate Admissions Office at the following address:
University of Illinois-Chicago
Office of Admissions
Chicago, IL 60680
Also fill out and send to Dr. Petukhov the request for graduate appointment which includes space for your personal statement:
In addition to University-wide competitive fellowships, the Medicinal Chemistry program offers annually an endowed, program-specific competitive fellowship.