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Master of Chemistry in Materials Chemistry with a Concentration in Inorganic, Organic, or Polymeric Materials

32 Credit Hours
Comprehensive Examination
Effective Fall 2015

The professional master’s program in materials chemistry is a part-time program designed for scientists who wish to broaden their background in synthesis, characterization, and properties of materials and chemical systems. The program combines modern materials design and synthesis strategies with innovative characterization techniques, computational & simulation methods, project management, technical communication, and intellectual property management. It is structured to provide students opportunities to develop a broad understanding of materials synthesis and characterization, learn to design and manage projects, and sharpen intellectual property management and communication skills.



Candidates seeking admission in this program must have a bachelor’s degree (ideally in science or engineering), with at least two semesters of organic chemistry and two semesters of calculus. The academic advisor will assist students in determining whether any prerequisites are necessary. A final comprehensive examination is required for graduation. This program is also available online.

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Program Contact 


Program Director
M. Ishaque Khan, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry
Illinois Institute of Technology
Life Sciences 204, 3101 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60616
tel: 312.567.3431
fax: 312.567.3494

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

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