Illinois Institute of Technology offers a master's degree in Analytical Chemistry that can be completed almost entirely online. This is a non-thesis degree designed for chemists working in business, industry, education, government, military and non-profit agencies. It is for chemists who wish to become more effective leaders in the workplace by enhancing their graduate education with a focus on business and industry.
This professional science master's degree provides students with a solid foundation in sample preparation, separation science, spectroscopy, and method development. The curriculum includes courses essential for a scientific career in the business world: communication, statistics, industrial leadership, and business principles. Skill in these areas will help students be more competitive in today's job market.
One of the great advantages of IIT's program is that all of the courses in the curriculum may be taken online, and the average time to completion is only 2.5 years of part-time study. To earn the degree, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 33 credit hours while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0, and pass a final oral comprehensive exam administered on campus.
If your career goals do not require a full master's degree, you may be interested in completing a certificate in Analytical Methods Development, Analytical Spectroscopy, Chromatography, or Regulatory Science. The courses in these certificate programs are all graduate level courses belonging to the analytical chemistry professional science master's degree curriculum.
To be considered for admission, applicants must have completed two semesters of organic chemistry, one semester of analytical or quantitative chemistry, one semester of physical chemistry, and one semester of calculus. Strong preference is given to applicants who have work experience in a chemistry-related field.
Domestic students are required to hold a bachelor's degree in science or engineering with a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education. International students are required to hold a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA equivalent to a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. All applicants must submit their transcripts, two letters of recommendation, an application fee, and a professional statement. Applicants for spring 2014 and beyond will be required to submit a resume no longer than two pages in length. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for all international students, domestic students with an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 3.0, or at the request of the admissions committee. The minimum score for admissions consideration is 300 [quantitative + verbal], 2.5 [analytical writing] on tests taken after August 1, 2011; 900 [quantitative + verbal], 2.5 analytical writing on tests taken before August 1, 2011. GRE scores older than five years are not admissible.
|1 semester of calculus||1 semester physical chemistry|
|2 semesters of organic chemistry||1 semester of analytical or quantitative chemistry|
|Choose one of the following:|
|CHEM 542 Polymer Characterization and Analysis|
|CHEM 543 Analytical Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Laboratories|
|CHEM 544 Colloids and Colloid Analysis|
|Choose two of the following:|
|SCI 511 Project Management|
|COM 523 Communicating Science or SCI 522 Public Engagement for Scientists|
|INTM 511 Industrial Leadership|
Diep Nguyen, Ph.D. - Industry Professor
Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Illinois Institute of Technology
Life Sciences 148B, 3101 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60616
Director, Professional Master's Programs
Elizabeth Friedman, Ph.D.
College of Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
Engineering 1 Suite 234, 10 W. 32nd St., Chicago, IL 60616
Director of Analytical R&D, Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Edward E. Remsen, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bradley University
Mark M. Morrison, Ph.D.
Scientist, Sherwin Williams Co.
Gregory K. Webster, Ph.D., MBA
Section Manager, Global Analytical R&D, Abbott Laboratories
David Boldridge, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Cabot Microelectronics Corp.