|Offering MS and PhD degrees in four areas of specialization: aquatic chemistry, environmental technology, air pollution chemistry, or terrestrial chemistry|
Lake Mendota adjoins the Environmental Chemistry Technology degree program offices in the Water Science and Engineering Laboratory.
Successful applicants generally have a strong background in chemistry. Students who have not completed coursework in general, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry will be expected to do so early in their graduate work. Previous coursework in areas of science other than chemistry (particularly biological, earth, and atmospheric sciences) is also useful.
Applicants must meet the requirements of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School. In addition, the Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program requires GRE scores, letters of recommendation (recommendation form), and a statement of interest. For admission, a grade point average of at least 3.0 is required. Most students admitted with support in recent years have had an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher. The program receives approximately 100 applications per year and admits three to six students per year. Admission decisions are based on the applicants past academic performance, letters of recommendation,test scores and the programs ability to match student interests with faculty research efforts and available funding.
The Graduate School offers information about tuition and cost of living on a Costs and Funding webpage.
Graduate students in the Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program may be supported through research assistantships or fellowships. Some of our graduate students hold teaching assistantships in the Chemistry Department or other programs. Offers for research assistantships are made on the basis of letters of recommendation, grades, and GRE scores. Matching interests of the applicant (as conveyed in the letter of interest) with the research focus of the project providing funding for the assistantship is also important. Applicants with outstanding undergraduate records may be nominated for university fellowships awarded by the University Fellowships Committee. Competition for these awards is very keen.
Environmental Chemistry and Technology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
680 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706-1481
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