The master of science in chemistry program encourages hands-on research with the department’s internationally recognized faculty. The program focuses on chemistry research in all major areas: analytical, inorganic, physical, theoretical, and biochemistry.

Graduates enter careers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, teaching, or are well-prepared to continue into a Ph.D. program in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, food science, materials science, or related areas.

Admission Requirements

  • A transcript showing the completion of an undergraduate degree in chemistry or a related science
  • Three letters of reference
  • A statement of personal, professional, and academic goals
  • GRE scores (general and chemistry subject) required if applying for assistantship, otherwise recommended

Application Deadlines:
Fall Priority Deadline: March 1st
Spring Priority Deadline: November 1st

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Degree Requirements

30 total credits, plus a comprehensive examination

  • Plan A: Thesis
    Emphasizes participation in the research efforts of one or more of the faculty based on student interest, culminating in a research thesis, seminar and oral exam
  • Plan A: Non-Thesis
    Requires completion of a major paper and seminar/oral exam on a topic of current research interest with the remaining credits being obtained via coursework


  • Analytical
  • Inorganic
  • Organic
  • Physical
  • Theoretical
  • Biochemistry
  • Cheminformatics