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Master of Chemistry in Analytical Chemistry

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.

  • Solid Foundation

    Analytical Chemistry at Illinois Tech

  • Solid Foundation

    Analytical Chemistry at Illinois Tech

  • Solid Foundation

    Analytical Chemistry at Illinois Tech

  • Solid Foundation

    Analytical Chemistry at Illinois Tech

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 DevelopmentAnalytical SpectroscopyChromatography, 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.

Admission 

 

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.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the Office of Graduate Admission. Note that International applicants must meet English Language requirements and submit financial support documents.

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Program Requirements 

Program Contact 

 

Program Director
Diep Nguyen, Ph.D. - Industry Professor
Department of Chemistry
Illinois Institute of Technology
Life Sciences 148B, 3101 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60616
tel: 312.567.8924
fax: 312.567.3494
email: nguyen@iit.edu

Director, Professional Master's Programs and New Initiatives
Elizabeth Friedman, Ph.D.
College of Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
Engineering 1 Suite 234, 10 W. 32nd St., Chicago, IL 60616
tel: 312.567.7973
fax: 312.567.3802
email: friedman@iit.edu

Advisory Board 

 

David Boldridge, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Cabot Microelectronics Corp.

Brian Leaf
Director of Analytical R&D, Actavis Laboratories UT, Inc.

Mark M. Morrison, Ph.D.
Scientist, Sherwin Williams Co.

Murali Rajagopalan, Ph.D.
Director, Quality Assurance for Raw Materials, Golf Ball R&D, Acushnet Company - Titleist Golf

Edward E. Remsen, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bradley University

Gregory K. Webster, Ph.D., MBA
Sr. Principal Research Scientist, AbbVie, Inc.


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