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Department of Chemistry
Graduate Program



We have been granting the MS degree since the mid 1960s. Our program provides a strong educational foundation that will be of great benefit if you plan to enter a PhD or MD program. This foundation also will provide you with a competitive edge if you plan to enter the job market. Our students acquire valuable research skills by working closely with their chosen research advisors, and their course work aids greatly in furthering their professional goals.  The MS degree is offered with concentrations in six areas:  Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, Physical, and Industrial.  The degree requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work, including the completion of a thesis. 

We have recently begun a chemistry concentration in the Interdisciplinary Program in the Biological Sciences (IDPBS) and have several new graduate students enrolled.  The PhD is made possible through a partnership with the Brody School of Medicine and the Department of Biology.  Students receive instruction in several fields of bioscience and technology, and perform groundbreaking research with faculty in the Department of Chemistry in an attentive and supportive environment.  To learn more about our graduate programs, use the links at the left, or contact:

Colin S. Burns, Director of Graduate Studies
552 Science and Technology Building
(252) 328-9790