The Master of Science in Chemistry program provides an exciting and dynamic environment where students can thrive doing cutting-edge research. Our program emphasizes the professional development of graduate students through close one-on-one mentoring by a faculty advisor. Graduate students complete a thesis or opt for professional experience through an industrial internship. It is an ideal program for advanced training that will lead to industrial employment, community college instruction, or further study in a doctoral program.
Some aspects of our program include:
- Access to state of the art instrumentation and equipment to accomplish research goals.
- Opportunities to publish your work in top journals and to present your research at national or international conferences.
- Opportunities to develop teaching skills through Teaching Assistantships.
Our graduate students:
- Conduct and publish cutting-edge research in a variety of subdisciplines of chemistry.
- Complete rigorous graduate-level courses in their areas of interest.
- Gain a competitive advantage in pursuing employment or seeking admission to Ph.D. programs.
- All applicants must complete the Graduate School's ApplyWeb application and pay the $100 application fee.
- Within the application you will be prompted to upload an unofficial transcript from each institution attended. If admitted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
- Additional application materials are specified below. Applications will not be forwarded to the department for review until all required materials have been received by the Graduate School.
- International Applicants: Please review the requirements for information regarding Degree Equivalency, English Language Proficiency and student VISA requirements.
Applicants who wish to be considered for a Teaching Assistant (TA) position must meet the fall quarter application deadline.
Additional Application Requirements
- Three (3) Letters of Reference
- Statement of Purpose: Submit a written statement of 1‐2 pages in length describing your motivation for graduate study and research interests. Make sure the statement addresses the following: Why are you pursuing a M.S. (as opposed to a Ph.D.)? What are your professional plans after completing your M.S.? Why do you think the WWU M.S. program in chemistry suits you in particular? Finally, identify three potential faculty research advisors and justify your choices.