The aim of these programs is to develop chemists who are able to think creatively and critically. Each student's program is planned individually to meet his or her needs, interests, and capabilities. In recognition of the value of teaching experience in strengthening an individual's understanding of his or her field of study and as an aid in making career decisions, the department requires all full-time students to participate in instructional activities.
Each new graduate student is assigned a graduate student advisor and must obtain the approval of the advisor each semester before registering for any graduate classes.
Professional Science Masters
IIT's professional science master's degrees are non-thesis degree designed for chemists working in business, industry, education, government, military and non-profit agencies. These programs are designed for chemists who wish to become more effective leaders in the workplace, and may be completed almost completely on-line.
The pace of growth in industry and technology is very closely connected to the development of newer, better, and more efficient materials. Nanomaterials, biomaterials, electronic materials, optical materials, functional organic materials, and polymers are essential in today's world. You can explore these fascinating materials, their design, synthesis, characterization, and application by earning a professional master's degree in materials chemistry.