Master's in Chemistry (MS):
Applied Chemistry Specialization
Clinical Biochemistry Specialization

The Master’s in Chemistry (MS) prepares students for careers in research, development, education, and administration. Students will learn the skills needed to conduct specialized laboratory research in the highly competitive chemical and biological industries. The Master's in Chemistry (MS) program offers two specializations: Applied Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry, allowing students to customize their degree to best fit their career aspirations.
The Master's in Chemistry (MS): Applied Chemistry Specialization program features:
  • The skills you need to conduct specialized laboratory research in highly competitive industries
  • A solid understanding of methods, statistics, and research design
  • Flexibility; focus on analytical and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, or organic chemistry
The Master's in Chemistry (MS): Clinical Biochemistry Specialization program features:
  • A solid understanding of methods, statistics and research design
  • Hands-on experience in a clinical lab setting
  • Preparation for a doctoral program or careers in the pharmaceutical industry and biodefense
  • Experience writing grant proposals for research funding

Accelerator Admission
Details

Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program Master’s Accelerator Program Pre-Sessional English Language
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTS 6.5, no subscore below 5.5 6.0, no subscore below 5.0 5.5
Available Entry Spring or Fall Spring, Summer, or Fall
Qualifying undergraduate degrees:
1) Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent, in Chemistry or Biochemistry, from an accredited university.
2) Only Students who hold an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry or have successfully completed Biochemistry I and II at the undergraduate or graduate level may elect to progress into the Master’s in Chemistry: Clinical Biochemistry Specialization (MS). Biochemistry I and II may be taken in the MAP program will not transfer to the MS in Chemistry degree. This will add time and cost to the estimated degree completion date.

Sample Coursework

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator Program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.
  • Research Method Design
  • Separation Science
  • Trace Analysis
  • Statistical Methods
  • Clinical Laboratory: Analysis, Quality Assurance and Control

Progression Details

Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program Master’s Accelerator Program Pre-Sessional English Language
Credits Earned Towards Degree up to 6 up to 9 0
Progression Into Master’s degree program Master’s degree program Master’s Accelerator Program
Progression Requirements GPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a C GPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a C Successful completion of the qualifying level in ELTA with a grade of B or higher in each course
Total credits required for degree: 30 credit hours

Tuition Costs

Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program Master’s Accelerator Program Pre-Sessional English Language Cost Per Credit After Accelerator1 Total Credits Required For Degree
Master’s in Chemistry (MS) $20,653 $29,315 $8,165 $1,642 30

Note: Pre-Sessional English Language costs represent Spring 2019. Price varies for the summer semester. Please visit Master Accelerator’s Tuition page for more detailed costs.

1Cost per credit hour subject to change. Number of credits and semesters remaining after completion of Master’s Accelerator varies by program and student. The average graduate student takes 9 credits per semester.

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