Illinois Tech’s 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. The program, under the leadership of Dr. Diep Nguyen, just celebrated its 20th anniversary honoring the program founder, Dr. Walt Eisenberg.
This online professional science master's degree provides students with a solid foundation in separation science, spectroscopy, and method development. We are also proud to announce a new partnership with the Axion Training Institute here in Chicago. In conjunction with Dr. Lee Polite, our analytical chemistry students may now take a short, one-week practical laboratory class at Axion.
Our professional master of analytical chemistry degree also emphasizes communication, industrial leadership, statistics, and business principles, which are essential for a scientific career in the business world. The program’s 32 hours of coursework can be completed remotely in 2.5 years of part-time study, though students have the option of coming to Chicago for the practical laboratory class. 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 hold a bachelor's degree in science or engineering and 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.
Applicants are required to submit academic transcripts, two letters of recommendation, an application fee, and a professional statement. GRE scores are required for international students, domestic students with an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 3.0, or at the request of the admissions committee. The minimum GRE score for admissions consideration is 300 [quantitative + verbal] and 2.5 [analytical writing].
Required Courses (21 Credit Hours)
Elective Courses (minimum 11 credit hours)
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
David Boldridge, Ph.D.
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