Master of Science Programs in Chemistry

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Students who wish to pursue a more specialized course of study and become more competitive in their fields of employment may choose to get a Masters degree in a science field. These degrees can be obtained after undergraduate study, and generally take two to three years to complete. A Master of Science can generally be completed either in the classroom or through online study.

The question of what is an MSc in Chemistry can be answered by understanding how post-graduate science education is structured. Post-graduate education in chemistry is generally pursued by students who have an undergraduate degree in the same field. However, an Msc in Chemistry is often more specialized, allowing students to pursue a specific type or area in the field of chemistry.

Many top research and teaching positions require students to have at least an MSc in Chemistry in order to be considered. A Masters degree is also a gateway to all other types of post-graduate work, including a Doctoral degree in the field. Additionally, postgraduate students in chemistry often have access to equipment and facilities that are not available to those doing undergraduate work.

The cost of an MSc in Chemistry varies between institutions. These degrees generally take about two years to complete, so the cost of tuition should be calculated accordingly.

Most people with an MSc in Chemistry pursue careers in research, teaching, laboratory work, or medicine. The degree can also be useful for some engineers and people who work in industry, as well as people interested in certain areas of environmental science.

Apply for an MSc in Chemistry online at one of the many participating schools. Studying online has a number of benefits for people who live far from their preferred institutions and who prefer studying on their own schedule.

 

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Master of Science in Chemistry

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Rochester + 1 more

The master of science degree in Chemistry is offered on a part-time or full-time basis. The program options are designed to fill the needs of both the practicing chemist in the greater Rochester industrial community and the full-time graduate student. [+]

MSc in Chemistry - Program Overview

 

The master of science degree in Chemistry is offered on a part-time or full-time basis. The program options are designed to fill the needs of both the practicing chemist in the greater Rochester industrial community and the full-time graduate student.

 

The department of chemistry has research- and teaching-oriented faculty, as well as excellent equipment and facilities, that enable full-time graduate students to carry on a program of independent study that develops the ability to attack scientific problems at the research level. The research can result in either a thesis or a project report.

 

Through course work and research experience, the program strives to increase both the breadth and depth of the graduate student's background and to provide an opportunity for the student to attack scientific problems on his or her own initiative with minimal supervision.... [-]


Master of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Education

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Part time 8 weeks September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Education degree program provides a career path in education for those with a passion for chemistry. [+]

Overview

Specialize in Chemistry and Education

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Education degree program provides a career path in education for those with a passion for chemistry. Prepare to teach undergraduate courses in chemistry at a two-year or four-year institution in both campus and online modalities.

The chemistry education program’s curriculum balances chemistry content with pedagogical practices, so students can advance their understanding of chemistry concepts, as well as develop into an effective educator. One unique aspect of GCU’s industry-led curriculum is the integration of faith reflecting the core values of the university’s Christian worldview. Questions of ethical philosophy in relation to science, chemistry and technological innovation arise in classroom discussions. Exploring these challenges and conflicts helps cultivate leaders in the field who are ready to make a difference with strong moral conviction.... [-]


M.S. in Chemistry

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2018 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in various sub-disciplines of chemistry. The program is designed for graduate students seeking a research-based degree with personalized direction and training from experienced faculty - all while studying in one of the world's most beautiful and dynamic cities. [+]

Master in Chemistry

The University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in various sub-disciplines of chemistry. The program is designed for graduate students seeking a research-based degree with personalized direction and training from experienced faculty - all while studying in one of the world's most beautiful and dynamic cities. Students admitted to the graduate program receive generous financial assistance from the Department of Chemistry. All admitted students receive a full-tuition scholarship for their graduate studies. Most graduate students are also awarded a Teaching Assistantship with a stipend of $7,200 per year. Some qualified graduate students receive Research Assistantships as well.The chemistry research experience and training in USF's graduate program prepares our graduate students well for a future in any of the following areas:... [-]


MSc in Environmental Chemistry

University of Bayreuth
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2017 Germany Bayreuth + 1 more

Why Environmental Chemistry in Bayreuth? An individualized study programme, short communication ways, and excellent relationships between supervisors and students create a family atmosphere where studying is both an intellectual challenge and a personal joy. [+]

You are looking for a master programme that enables you to help addressing today´s global challenges caused by increasing industrialization and overexploitation of natural resources? You are eager to apply interdisciplinary knowledge, skills, and experience from inorganic and organic chemistry, microbiology, toxicology, ecosystem analysis, and human-environment interactions to understand how contaminations in air, soil, and water affect whole ecosystems worldwide? You want to study in an international environment, profit from research-led teaching, work in small groups, and develop your solution-oriented thinking and creativity? Join us at the University of Bayreuth, Germany! The programme can only be started for the winter term. The next application deadline is June, 15th, 2017 to start in October 2017. ONLINE APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN! Why Environmental Chemistry in Bayreuth? An individualized study programme, short communication ways, and excellent relationships between supervisors and students create a family atmosphere where studying is both an intellectual challenge and a personal joy. Our teaching concept is interdisciplinary, solution-oriented, and research-lead with a strong practical focus. Individual coaching in small groups, extensive discussions with lecturers and an early integration into ongoing research projects will help you develop your specific scientific profile and establish a network for your later career. Our structured and well-balanced study programme will enable you to complete your master´s degree successfully and within the foreseen duration of 2 years. Environmental Research has a long‐standing tradition in Bayreuth. The study programme geoecology (today with a bachelor and master programme) was designed in Bayreuth in the late 1970s and... [-]

Master of Science in Bioorganic Chemistry and Toxicology of Pollutants

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

Master's degree course of Bioorganic Chemistry and Toxicology of Pollutants is designed for students who are interested in a broader study of biologically active chemical compounds. This study builds on undergraduate courses in Chemistry and Toxicology and Analysis of Pollutants. [+]

MSc Degrees in Chemistry. Master's degree course of Bioorganic Chemistry and Toxicology of Pollutants is designed for students who are interested in a broader study of biologically active chemical compounds. This study builds on undergraduate courses in Chemistry and Toxicology and Analysis of Pollutants. The study is structured into two parallel focus -Bioorganic Chemistry, Toxicology of Pollutants. Both focus have a common basis in the form of compulsory subjects and differ in compulsory optional subjects, respectively optional subjects. Within the required courses, the main emphasis is focused on acquiring knowledge about the structural, physical-chemical, analytical, molecular biological, biochemical and toxicological aspects of the biologically active compounds. The focus of Bioorganic Chemistry is concentrated on compulsory optional subjects of the structure of compounds in silico methods, analytical methods and biochemical methods. Optional subjects are oriented on chemical, biological and toxicological issues. The study is completed with a state exam in Bioorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry and defence of a master thesis. The focus of Toxicology pollutants is concentrated on compulsory optional subjects in the field of analytical chemistry, biochemistry and toxicology. Optional subjects are oriented on chemical, biological and toxicological issues. The study is completed with a state exam in Bioorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Toxicology and defence of a master thesis. Applicant profile Absolvent of bachelor studies in Chemistry, Toxicology and Analysis of Pollutants or related bachelor studies, where the professional chemistry knowledge was gained. Entrance exam Entrance examination in chemistry at bachelor level will be done via verbal interview. Absolvent... [-]

Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry

Technische Universität München Asia (TUM Asia)
Campus Full time 18 - 19 months August 2018 Singapore Buona Vista area

Awarded by Technische Universität München (TUM) and National University of Singapore (NUS), the TUM-NUS Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry seeks to train highly-qualified engineers and scientists to meet the increasing demand of the chemical sectors in Singapore and throughout the world. [+]

TUM Asia’s Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry (MSc in IC) aims to groom future leaders in selected areas of technology. It is an enriching postgraduate course for specialist engineers in the pharmaceutical, fine & specialty chemical industries. JOINT DEGREE Conferred by Technische Universität München (Germany) and National University of Singapore (Singapore) 3 SEMESTERS 18 months full-time research and application-focused programme, inclusive of internship experience and Master Thesis writing. The student has to complete 14 modules in 2 semesters (4 Core Modules, 1 Business Technical English, 6 Elective Modules & 3 Cross Discipline Modules) Three Specializations to choose from: Petroleum and Petrochemistry, Biochemistry, or a Combination of 3 to 4 modules of your choice 45 Contact hours for every Core and Elective Module strong>INDUSTRY RELEVANCE Our professors are actively involved in research and teaching, allowing them to base the curriculum around the latest technological trends and knowledge. We fly in our TUM professors from Germany to teach on an exclusive teaching basis, ensuring no compromise on quality. The curriculum will be taught by both TUM and NUS professors, with a east-meets-west perspective for the student to gain. GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES You are able to complete your Internship and Thesis in Munich, Singapore or anywhere in the world, with any company or research institution. ADMISSION CRITERIA Required to have a minimum 3-year bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or equivalent degree in other relevant disciplines TOEFL / IELTS (Required for applicants whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies is... [-]

MS Chemical Sciences

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA Kennesaw Marietta + 2 more

The Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB) is a thesis-based program with tracks in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The MSCB offers a flexible curriculum, individually tailored to the student’s background and research interests. The program is 33-credit-hours of coursework with research opportunities in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry, from synthetic organic chemistry to enzymology. [+]

MSc Degrees in Chemistry. The Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB) is a thesis-based program with tracks in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The MSCB offers a flexible curriculum, individually tailored to the student’s background and research interests. The program is 33-credit-hours of coursework with research opportunities in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry, from synthetic organic chemistry to enzymology. The MSCB will prepare students to think in an interdisciplinary fashion about problems in chemistry, biochemistry and many other related areas of study. This program is designed to allow students to complete course work and thesis research within two academic years. Adequately prepared applicants must demonstrate core competency as reflected by the record of undergraduate coursework in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics, with a degree focus in one of these areas. An applicant who is deemed deficient in one or two courses by the Admissions Committee may be admitted into the program under the condition that the missing undergraduate courses be taken in addition to the graduate program requirements; these will not count toward the degree and are not eligible for the tuition waver. Curriculum Common Core (8 Credit Hours) CHEM 6620 - Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry CHEM 7000 - Research Skills and Ethics CHEM 7100 - Graduate Seminar Track and Individualized Course of Study Electives (12 Credit Hours) CHEM 6430 - Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry CHEM 6510 - Advanced Topics in Biochemistry CHEM 7300 - Synthetic Methods CHEM 7500 - Chemical Biology CHEM 7600 - Physical and Analytical... [-]

Master in Chemistry

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

The MSc in Chemistry aspires to enable students to acquire due knowledge, understanding and practical skills and to gain a duly scientific method of thinking. Students are also enabled to prepare for a teaching career by way of a series of specific elective degree courses. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The English-taught Master in Chemistry is a two-year (120 ECTS) advanced study in chemistry organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a Flemish university located in Brussels, Belgium. This MSc programme combines the expertise in the different research domains of both the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University (UGent).

This master's offers:

a high-level scientific education that combines a solid theoretical background with real hands-on experimental skills and critical thinking; the possibility to work in modern, state-of-the-art laboratories and be part of dynamic interuniversity research groups; a multidisciplinary programme, where you can complement your chosen cluster with electives selected from the profiles research and industry; flexibility to tailor your study programme to meet specific interests; an excellent preparation for a career in education; the possibility to follow part of your programme abroad; a high-level education in vibrant and multicultural Brussels, the capital of Europe. ... [-]

Master of Science in Polymers and Coatings

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Luis Obispo

The M.S. in Polymers and Coatings Science offers a unique program closely tied to industry. Students gain academic preparation in polymers and coatings science through lecture and laboratory courses, then conduct a rigorous industrial internship or industry sponsored research. While on the internship, students specialize and develop advanced skills through directed study in areas related to their internship work. The program is designed to efficiently prepare students for challenging careers in the polymers and coatings industry. [+]

MSc Degrees in Chemistry. About the Program The Masters of Science in Polymers and Coatings Science offers a unique program closely tied to industry. Students gain academic preparation in polymers and coatings science through lecture and laboratory courses, then conduct a rigorous industrial internship or industry sponsored research. While on the internship, students specialize and develop advanced skills through directed study in areas related to their internship work. The program is designed to efficiently prepare students for challenging careers in the polymers and coatings industry. The program also provides an excellent background for doctoral studies in areas related to polymer and coatings science. This program is unique in California and relies on the close relationship between the department and the polymers and coatings industry for its success. Prerequisites Students entering the program must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the last 90 quarter units attempted. Applicants with majors in chemistry, biochemistry, materials engineering, chemical engineering or related fields generally meet the prerequisites for courses in the program. Applicants with degrees in other areas may need to take supplemental courses in organic and physical chemistry and can be admitted conditionally. For information concerning additional departmental requirements, the student should contact the Graduate Advisor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. Advancement to candidacy requires completion of 12 units of an approved study plan with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Curriculum Required Courses - - CHEM 544 Polymer Physical Chemistry... [-]

Master in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Helsinki

A Master’s degree in chemistry qualifies you for expert positions in a wide range of fields, such as industry, research or education. The chemicals industry is a major employer and one of the largest export industries in Finland. Your work could also involve applications of environmental or biological sciences, the manufacture of pharmaceutical products, or the development of technological materials or new energy solutions. In the private sector, your duties might include research and development, quality management, training or commerce. [+]

A Master’s degree in chemistry qualifies you for expert positions in a wide range of fields, such as industry, research or education. The chemicals industry is a major employer and one of the largest export industries in Finland. Your work could also involve applications of environmental or biological sciences, the manufacture of pharmaceutical products, or the development of technological materials or new energy solutions. In the private sector, your duties might include research and development, quality management, training or commerce. Customs and forensic chemists, and chemists working in environmental control, analyse samples as part of their duties. Chemical research often requires interdisciplinary and international cooperation. As a chemist, you can be a part of developing new inventions and serve as an expert in your field and as a connoisseur of natural phenomena! After completing the Master’s Programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, you will: Be profoundly familiar with experimental research methods in one or more fields of chemistry, such as analytical and synthetic chemistry, radiochemistry, molecular research, and spectroscopy. Have an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical basis of your field and be able to apply this knowledge to broader topics. Know how to search for and manage chemical research data and use them to plan and perform demanding duties in chemical laboratories. Be able to act as a chemical expert in project planning and management, both independently and as a member of a team. Be able to present your results accurately in accordance with the practices of the field, both... [-]

Master of Science in Chemical, Biochemical and Materials Engineering - Biotechnology

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The School of Chemical Technology combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. This allows the results of our research to be refined a long way and put into practice as ready products and processes. Each innovation secures both our renewable and non-renewable natural resources for the future. [+]

MSc Degrees in Chemistry. The School of Chemical Technology combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. This allows the results of our research to be refined a long way and put into practice as ready products and processes. Each innovation secures both our renewable and non-renewable natural resources for the future. The School provides education for a wide range of responsible future professionals. M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduates in technology work in diverse positions in Finland's largest industrial sectors, in the metal and electronics industry, wood processing industries as well as chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food industries. The research and teaching are supported by an extensive international academic and industrial cooperation network. Study programme The learning outcomes of the master's degree are based on the aims set for education leading to a Master of Science (Technology) as defined in the degree regulations of the School of Chemical Technology. The learning outcomes of the degree are further specified in the major- and course- specific descriptions of learning outcomes. The focus areas of the education are the sustainable use and processing of natural resources and new materials, including their technical applications. In the studies towards the major, students acquire advanced knowledge in a specific area of biotechnology, chemical technology or material science and technology. The education leading to a master’s degree is based on the professional practices of fields requiring expertise in science and technology and on scientific research generating new knowledge. Students may choose their minors or elective study modules... [-]

MSc Environmental Chemistry

University of Nairobi
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

This is the chemistry that looks into the effects of chemicals on the soil, air and water. New areas introduced include air chemistry, environmental geology, industrial ecology, biotechnology, fuel science, risk assessment management and project management.The aim of this postgraduate program is to produce graduates who are well grounded in environmental science, project management and research skills. [+]

This is the chemistry that looks into the effects of chemicals on the soil, air and water. New areas introduced include air chemistry, environmental geology, industrial ecology, biotechnology, fuel science, risk assessment management and project management.The aim of this postgraduate program is to produce graduates who are well grounded in environmental science, project management and research skills. Career Opportunities Graduates find employment in various government departments, parastatals, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and intergovernmental bodies involved in environmental management, research and development. In industry, opportunities exist in product marketing, process control, quality assurance, product design, wastewater management, risk assessment in various industries (eg construction, aviation, tanning, textile, cement, paints), forensic science, water and wastewater purification, toxicology, oceanography, just to name a few. Course Structure and Duration The programme lasts for a minimum of two academic years and is offered by coursework, examination and thesis. Coursework consists of lectures, tutorials, practicals and seminars. In the first year all students are required to take eight courses. Six of these are the Core courses and the remaining two chosen from the elective courses. On successful completion of the first year, students devote the second year to research and writing up of an MSc Thesis. In the first year all students are required to take ten units. Eight of these are the Core Units and the remaining two chosen from the elective units. On successful completion of the first year, students devote the second year to research in a given area and writing up of an... [-]

MS Chemistry

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Washington DC

The MS program offers thesis and non-thesis tracks to prepare individuals for distinctive career or professional paths. All students take core courses and comprehensive examinations in the fields of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. [+]

MSc Degrees in Chemistry. The MS program offers thesis and non-thesis tracks to prepare individuals for distinctive career or professional paths. All students take core courses and comprehensive examinations in the fields of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. MS Course work Course work must include a minimum of five graduate-level courses; at least four of the courses must be core courses; at least three must be offered by the Chemistry Department. At least two graduate-level courses must be taken outside the subdiscipline of the student and in at least two other subdisciplines. MS Comprehensive Examinations MS degree candidates must pass four comprehensive examinations in the fields of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. These examinations are offered (over a period of several days) in fall, spring, and summer; announcements are posted on the Departmental bulletin boards. When prepared (usually after completion of the appropriate graduate course), a student should indicate his or her intention to take any two or all four of the examinations within the specified time period. A student may be excused from an examination if he or she has performed well in a related course(s) completed within the past year. A student who fails one or more of the comprehensive examinations may repeat the exam(s) at the next scheduled examination period. If the student fails a second time, no further opportunity to take an examination is permitted. Thesis option Students who elect to take the thesis MS option are required to take 30 credit hours of... [-]

Master in Nanoscience

Jyväskylä University Faculty of Mathematics and Science
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Jyväskylä

As a student of the Masters Programme in Nanoscience, you will gather multidisciplinary know-how in the fields of physics, chemistry, and cell & molecular biology. This combination of physics with chemistry and biology offered by the programme is unique in Finland and also abroad, where especially biology is often missing. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in Nanoscience, Master of Science (2 yrs)

Study objectives

As a student of the Masters Programme in Nanoscience, you will gather multidisciplinary know-how in the fields of physics, chemistry, and cell & molecular biology. This combination of physics with chemistry and biology offered by the programme is unique in Finland and also abroad, where especially biology is often missing. The programme is ideal for those interested in natural sciences in a broad sense and those willing to understand nature and phenomena in nature from many perspectives, from atomic level to the organisms. It provides excellent abilities to follow current developments in science and technology and to graduate as an expert in the rapidly developing field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.... [-]


MS in Chemistry

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Binghamton

The Chemistry Department offers students the opportunity to study in the traditional areas of chemistry as well as in the growing interdisciplinary areas of biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and materials chemistry. [+]

MSc Degrees in Chemistry. MS in Chemistry The Chemistry Department offers students the opportunity to study in the traditional areas of chemistry as well as in the growing interdisciplinary areas of biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and materials chemistry. Students work closely with their faculty mentor, but have wide opportunities to interact with faculty in other disciplines including geology, physics, materials/mechanical engineering and biology. Students specialize in one area of chemistry, taking their courses, exams and performing research in that area. Each student has a research adviser chosen by the student based on his or her research interests and the faculty member's availability of funding and space. This decision is typically made in the first year, though some students come to the University specifically to work with a given faculty member. This is a mutual decision and the student should have discussions with several faculty before an adviser is proposed. The selection of an adviser is an important decision, since the adviser helps students with course selection and guides them in the development of a viable research program. Continuing Education The department offers a number of graduate courses for students who wish to broaden their training in new areas. Several of these are available over the Internet and can be taken on a non-matriculated basis, so a student can decide later whether to ask for admission to the degree program. Master of Science Candidates for the MS degree in chemistry must demonstrate a general knowledge in the field and an ability to... [-]