MSc in Chemistry

General

Program Description

World-Renowned Faculty:

Dr. Chong Qiu, assistant professor of chemistry, earns National Science Foundation’s Early Career Award, joining recipients from Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, and NYU.

A chemist’s impact extends far beyond the lab. With an advanced degree in chemistry, you’ll be a problem-solver. You’ll make a meaningful impact on people and places around the world by revolutionizing drug discovery, studying green chemistry, or influencing materials design.

Prepare for a career in research, industry, or education

The University of New Haven’s M.S. in Chemistry is a practice-based program that will enable you to take an integrative approach to solve practical chemistry problems and prepare you to pursue a career in a variety of fields.

You’ll begin by gaining a broad background in chemical theories, computational chemistry methods, analysis of experimental data, the design of chemical materials, modern organic chemistry, the design of molecular drugs, the design of sustainable chemical processes, and current challenges in the field of chemistry.

In addition to developing an expertise in organic, analytical, and computational chemistry, you’ll take courses in biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, math, and cellular and molecular biology.

Through this integrative approach, you will be well prepared to study chemistry challenges such as molecular drug discovery, polymer materials design, catalyst design, and chemical analysis for sustainable and renewable energy.

You’ll also have the option to pursue a concentration in several rapidly growing specialty areas in the field, such as computational and materials chemistry, drug discovery chemistry, or analytical and green chemistry.

Through this program, you will also:

  • Enhance your skills and knowledge in research methods, writing, and ethics
  • Pursue a concentration in analytical & green chemistry, computation & materials chemistry, or drug discovery chemistry
  • Focus your studies through your choice of electives, including topics in pharmacology, bioinformatics, programming, and air pollution
  • Participate in seminars that will expose you to state-of-the-art chemistry research
  • Complete a research project, thesis, or internship
  • Gain the skills and knowledge to collaborate in multidisciplinary research projects in the fields of biology, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, mathematics, and computer science
  • Be prepared to pursue a wide variety of careers in chemical, energy, pharmaceutical, materials, biomedical, or computational data analysis settings; or to pursue government or academic research

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New Haven students has access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • CHEM 6607 - Modern Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 6615 - Basics of Computational Chemistry
  • CHEM 6631 - Advances in Analytic Chemistry
  • CHEM 6682 - Graduate Seminar
  • CHEM 6710 - Computational Chemistry
  • ENGR 6780 - Research Methods, Writing, and Ethics

Restricted Elective Courses (3 credits) - select at least one

  • CHEM 6685 - Graduate Research Project
  • CHEM 6688 - Graduate Internship
  • CHEM 6698 - Thesis I
  • CHEM 6699 - Thesis II

Focus Area Courses (9 credits) select three courses from one of the following areas

Analytical and Green Chemistry

  • BIOM 6610 - Biomedical Polymers
  • CHEM 6635 - Chromatography and Separation Science
  • CHEM 6645 - Solid-State Chemistry
  • CHEM 6670 - Special Topics
  • CIVL 6603 - Contaminant Fate and Transport in the Environment
  • CIVL 6606 - Environmental Law and Legislation
  • CIVL 6661 - Air Pollution Fundamentals

Computational and Materials Chemistry

  • BIOM 6610 - Biomedical Polymers
  • CHEM 6645 - Solid-State Chemistry
  • CHEM 6670 - Special Topics
  • CMBI 6620 - Bioinformatics
  • CSCI 6604 - Introduction to Programming/C
  • CSCI 6610 - Intermediate Programming: C/C++
  • CSCI 6651 - Introduction to Script Programming/Python
  • MATH 6620 - Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 6624 - Applied Mathematics

Drug Discovery Chemistry

  • BIOM 6610 - Biomedical Polymers
  • CHEM 6635 - Chromatography and Separation Science
  • CHEM 6650 - Medicinal Chemistry I
  • CHEM 6655 - Pharmacology
  • CHEM 6670 - Special Topics
  • CMBI 6620 - Bioinformatics

General Chemistry

Any three courses from any of the focus areas listed above

Last updated October 2019

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