Chemistry, MS, PhD - Costs & Financial Aid

Institutional Funding

Qualified Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacognosy PhD graduate students in our programs may receive full support and tuition remission from teaching assistantships, endowed fellowships, and grant funding.  Qualified Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacognosy MS students are also eligible for financial aid. 

Kathleen Mayes Graduate Fellowship

Purpose of Fellowship: Established in 2016 by Dr. Kathleen Mayes, P’76, PharmD’78, former Interim President of USciences, this fellowship is intended to support graduate students in their pursuit of select master’s and PhD degree or certificate programs.

Eligibility: New graduate students in Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Writing, Chemistry, Health Psychology, Pharmacognosy and the MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business.

Funding: Each student will receive an award amount that reduces per registered credit hour costs to $1000.

For information about this fellowship opportunity contact Graduate Admissions at

Click here for more information about institutional funding that may be available. Our knowledgeable Financial Aid Office staff members are here to help you with the process and discuss your options.


Investing in a high-quality, high-value USciences education is the first step to a successful career in one of today’s most in-demand science and healthcare professions. That value is evident in the successful outcomes of our graduates–who are proven everywhere they go.

It helps to understand the value of a USciences education when you understand the cost of attendance, which consists of both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are those that will appear on your USciences tuition bill, and are required to be paid to the University, such as tuition, fees, housing and meal plan costs, and health insurance if applicable. Indirect costs include expenses for which you are not billed by USciences but are still necessary and will vary, such as books, supplies, transportation, personal costs, and off-campus room and meal expenses.

Direct Costs

2017-18 Academic Year

Tuition and Fees

$1,676 per credit*
*Kathleen Mayes Graduate Fellowship to reduce tuition rate to $1000 per credit

Health Insurance

$1,993 (covers August 1, 2017-July 31, 2018)
*Required if you do not provide proof of minimum health insurance coverage.


James R. McKee, PhD
Program Director

Office Location:

Robert McNeil Graduate Study and Research Center, Room 201


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