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Master of Chemistry

The Master of Chemistry program allows you to explore whether  graduate studies are a good fit for you. It offers the opportunity to work with a graduate advisor to select advanced courses in the core areas of chemistry, as well as specialized courses of particular interest to you.

This course–only program has no research component, and you must pass an oral comprehensive exam based on a literature article in your selected area of chemistry: analytical, biological, organic, inorganic, physical, or polymer chemistry.

If you find you enjoy the advanced study of chemistry, excel in your coursework, and are interested in research, you may apply for admission to the Master of Science or Doctorate program.


Admission Requirements

You must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. You may be granted provisional admission with a GPA less than 3.0.

  • Minimum GRE scores: 285 (quantitative + verbal) and 2.5 (analytical writing)
  • Minimum TOEFL score: 80 -or- Minimum IELTS score: 5.5, for international applicants.


  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry


Program Requirements 

  • 32 credit hours
  • Comprehensive examination

A minimum of 32 credit hours is required for the Master of Chemistry degree. A minimum of 20 credits of 500 level coursework is required with 15 credits required from the Chemistry disciplines. A maximum of 12 credits of 400 level coursework may be used to fulfill graduate study requirements. You must pass a final oral comprehensive examination to earn the Master of Chemistry degree.

The Master of Chemistry is tailored to fit your background and goals, and is subject to approval at the time of filing the Program of Study, when 9 credits are earned or in-progress. 

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