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College of Science

An advanced degree from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Idaho positions you to take advantage of excellent teaching and high-level research, in partnership with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). This partnership provides you with access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, allowing you to operate sophisticated instrumentation while collaborating with and learning from postdoctoral fellows, visiting scientists and visiting faculty members. 

The department is small enough for you to receive individual attention, yet large enough to provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from postdoctoral fellows, visiting scientists and faculty from other departments and colleges.

U of I Idaho Falls currently offers one doctorate and four master’s degrees:

  • Master of Science, Analytical Chemistry
  • Master of Science, Inorganic Chemistry
  • Master of Science, Organic Chemistry
  • Master of Science, Physical Chemistry
  • Doctor of Science, Chemistry

You will also have the opportunity for interdisciplinary work, including research in bio-organic chemistry, biophysical chemistry, environmental chemistry, medicinal chemistry and nanomaterials.

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Idaho offers a Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics (M.A.T.) degree through Engineering Outreach (EO). Designed primarily for certified teachers who wish to strengthen their subject matter preparation, the M.A.T. is a non-thesis degree requiring 30 credits of coursework.

A baccalaureate degree in mathematics is generally required for admission to the graduate program; however, many students of science and technology can be admitted to the program with few undergraduate deficiencies. Students entering the program are considered deficient if they have not completed a standard sequence in calculus (equivalent to Math 170-175-276).

You can expect to take courses from pure mathematics areas, including:

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Geometry
  • Number theory
  • Topology

At the conclusion of coursework, students must satisfactorily pass a three-hour written comprehensive exam on the courses included in their study plans. The exam may be completed at a distance, so it is not necessary to come to the U of I campus to complete any part of this degree program.

The University of Idaho offers a Master of Science in Statistical Science as an online degree program. Statisticians not only know how to gather complex numerical date, they also know how to use it to solve practical problems.

In this program, you will work with your committee to tailor an individual graduate program, with a basic core requirement of 24 credits and one of the two degree options. You will learn to design and analyze experiments, plan and interpret surveys, and explore relationships among social, physical and biological variables.

The U of I Statistics group is an intercollegiate, interdisciplinary team that emphasizes broad applications as well as theoretical aspects of statistics. In addition to discipline research, faculty members actively collaborate with researchers from the physical, biological and social sciences.

Learn more about the Engineering Outreach program.


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1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Phone: 208-757-5450

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Center for Advanced Energy Studies

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995 MK Simpson Boulevard
Idaho Falls, ID 83401