Program Information

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 mentoring by a faculty advisor. It is an ideal program for advanced training that will lead to industrial employment, community college instruction, or further study in a doctoral program or other advanced degree.


Our graduate students:

  • Conduct and publish cutting-edge research in a variety of subdisciplines of chemistry
  • Present their research to faculty and students in the department, and at regional and national meetings
  • Take on leadership roles as the most senior students in their research groups
  • Are financially supported with teaching and research assistantships
  • Complete rigorous graduate-level courses in their areas of interest
  • Gain a competitive advantage in pursuing employment or seeking admission to Ph.D. programs

Application Requirements

All applicants must complete the Graduate School's ApplyWeb application. Within the application you will be prompted to upload an unofficial transcript from each institution attended.

The Graduate School Application Fee is $100, paid at the time of application submission.

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 click here 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

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: March 15 for Teaching Assistantship consideration. Applications received after March 15 will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Winter: October 1
  • Spring: February 1