Accelerated MS in Electrochemical Technology at the Oregon Center for Electrochemistry
Electrochemistry underlies technologies critical to avert the worst effects of climate change. Get the knowledge and training needed to help address the world’s biggest challenges! Chemistry, physics, engineering are all appropriate backgrounds – each brings unique complementary skill sets.
Requirements: Passion for team-driven science and technology development in the area of applied electrochemistry. BS/BA in Chemistry/Biochemistry, Physics, Engineering, or related discipline (other majors, such as computer science or mathematics, could be appropriate, please discuss special situations with our team). Good academic record (please discuss with us for specifics, we look at your entire record, not just GPA). Research experience beneficial, but not required. GRE scores are not required.
Program Overview: The core program consists of 6-months of accelerated coursework (including foundational theory, and team-based applied laboratory work, click on the links in the table below for syllabi) and professional development (leadership, project management, interview skills, team integration) coupled with a 9-month paid internship in industry or national laboratory (2021 average annualized compensation was $75,000, with all students landing internships). The internships placements can be anywhere in the world, although we currently focusing on US-based partners. Information on industry and national laboratory partners is here with internship host expectations here.
The goal is for students to leave the 15-month program with minimal to no debt from their MS studies, an exciting job, and the foundation for a successful long-term career. Students who complete the MS program can also earn their PhD on an accelerated timeline either on the UO campus or at an industry or national laboratory partner, depending on career goals, with all the MS coursework satisfying the PhD coursework requirements in Chemistry.
Please visit: https://electrochemistry.uoregon.edu/masters-internship-program/ for more information and to apply.