Program Overview

Hone your research skills and build your knowledge base in biochemistry, analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, polymer, and materials chemistry. Our 2-year degree program will help you advance your career or prepare you for doctoral or professional programs.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On-Campus
Program Length: 2 years
Credit Hours: 30

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

Our research-driven program spans all major chemical disciplines — analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to apply your classroom and laboratory knowledge. You'll work closely with faculty in world-class facilities. You'll assist them on research topics ranging from clean energy and renewable materials to understanding and combatting cancer and infectious diseases.

Our program develops students into professional scientists with the expertise to conduct advanced research and thrive in chemistry-related professions. You'll also be prepared to pursue your PhD in chemistry.

You can choose one of four focus areas: materials chemistry, environmental chemistry, chemical technology, or general chemistry.

Program Highlights

As a Chemistry student in our graduate program, you’ll:

  • Participate in lab-intensive chemistry research with faculty members on projects supported by grants such as the development of new, effective, nontoxic, environmentally-friendly flame retardants from renewable biosources, and identifying and characterizing particular proteins that are important to Tuberculosis causing bacteria.
  • Have your choice of research areas to delve into — from organic chemistry to materials and nanoscience to analytics chemistry and more.

Careers & Outcomes

The chemistry MS degree is a two-year research degree that prepares students for employment in the chemical industry and related industries, or continued education in PhD programs and various professional schools.

Career Projected Salary
Physical Scientist $86,095
Drug Safety Scientist $85,253
Research Scientist $74,342
Chemists performing experiments in the chemistry lab.

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