The Future of Chemistry Awaits You

As a student pursuing an MS in Chemistry, you will gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in a wide range of chemical disciplines. Our comprehensive curriculum covers analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, and more. Engage in chemical research and laboratory experiments, honing your skills in chemical analysis, molecular structure, chemical reactions, and chemical bonding. Explore the dynamic field of polymer chemistry, delve into the intricacies of environmental chemistry, and delve into the fascinating realm of pharmaceutical chemistry.

Our program offers numerous opportunities for professional development and specialization, allowing you to tailor your studies to your specific interests and career goals. Collaborate with renowned faculty experts and engage in cutting-edge chemistry research projects, paving the way for groundbreaking discoveries. Pursue advanced chemistry studies, develop specialized expertise, and contribute to the forefront of scientific knowledge.

Prepare to make a lasting impact in the world of chemistry with our MS in Chemistry program. Unlock new opportunities, expand your knowledge, and become a leader in this ever-evolving field. Join our vibrant community of scholars and researchers, and immerse yourself in cutting-edge chemistry techniques and groundbreaking discoveries.

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Program Information

The Master of Science (MS) in Chemistry program provides an unparalleled opportunity to customize your course of study, preparing you for a fulfilling career in research, development, education, administration, or pursuing a doctoral degree.



Academic Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry



Required Credit Hours

30-credit hours

Hear From An Alumna

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"I did not think everyone would be so willing to help me succeed. The professors will take the time out of their busy schedule to help you with any question you have even if it does not pertain to their class."

Danielle Beres Chemistry and Biochemistry Alumna

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The Student Experience

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As a graduate of our MS in Chemistry program, you will be well-equipped for diverse career prospects in various industries, research institutions, and academia. From chemical research and development to quality control, from pharmaceuticals to environmental monitoring, the job opportunities in the field of chemistry are vast and rewarding. Our program also serves as a stepping stone for further graduate studies, including the pursuit of a Ph.D. in Chemistry.


Course Offerings

Below is a partial list of course offerings. A full listing of courses is available in the program's course catalog. New courses may be added to further customize your degree.
  • CHEM 503 Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 505 Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 506 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 506 Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 508 Biomolecular Structure and Function
  • CHEM 519 Advanced Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 527 Biophysical and Biochemical Characterization of Macromolecules
  • CHEM 528 Polymer Science
  • CHEM 529 Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms
  • CHEM 536 Advanced Biochemistry II
  • CHEM 540 Molecular Visualization and Simulation Methods
  • CHEM 541 Structural Proteomics
  • CHEM 544 Inorganic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 549 Single Crystal X-Ray Crystallography
  • CHEM 565 Advanced Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 566 Mass Spectrometry Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 567 Statistical Thermodynamics

Application Process

Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis for either a Fall or Spring start. No GRE is required for admission. Application requirements include the completion of the online application, submission of official transcripts, a statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation. No M.S. students are eligible for Research Assistantship or Teaching Assistantship positions.

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Thomas Montgomery

Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

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