The Master of Analytical Chemistry is a non-thesis master’s degree designed for professionals interested in pursuing their graduate education in chemistry with a focus on the applications for business and industry, education, government, and the military.
This well established professional science master's degree provides students with a solid foundation in sample preparation, separation science, spectroscopy, and method development. Courses in communication, statistics, industrial leadership, and business principles—courses essential for a scientific career in the business world—are integral to the curriculum.
All of the courses are offered online, making it extremely convenient and accessible to part-time students. The 32 hours of coursework can be completed remotely in 2.5 years of part-time study. The final oral exam is administered on the Mies (main) Campus in Chicago.
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. Visit our frequently asked questions to view program requirements, when you can start, and program duration.
Applicants are evaluated on an individual basis, but are expected to 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. 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.
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|CHEM 542 Polymer Characterization and Analysis|
|CHEM 543 Analytical Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Laboratories|
|CHEM 544 Colloids and Colloid Analysis|
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|SCI 511 Project Management|
|SCI 522 Public Engagement for Scientists|
|INTM 511 Industrial Leadership|
Diep Nguyen, Ph.D. - Industry Professor
Department of Chemistry
Illinois Institute of Technology
Life Sciences 148B, 3101 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60616
Director, Professional Master's Programs and New Initiatives
Elizabeth Friedman, Ph.D.
College of Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
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