The thesis Master of Science in Chemistry is a Purdue University degree offered in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
The Master of Science program in Chemistry requires 30 credit hours of study beyond the baccalaureate level. It is designed for students seeking careers as professional chemists. Graduates of the program often choose industrial positions, but others enter Ph.D. programs in chemistry or related areas.
This traditional full-time program requires 15 hours of course work, 2 hours of seminar and 13 hours of thesis research. The research activity culminates in the completion and defense of a thesis. This option is available to full- or part-time students.
Areas of active research within the department includes analytical chemistry, biological/chemical biology, chemical education, computational chemistry, forensic science, inorganic/bioinorganic chemistry, materials/biomaterials, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical/biophysical chemistry.
Interdisciplinary research is common. Our faculty frequently collaborates with members of other departments in the School of Science, and with the School of Medicine.
Understanding your requirements
- 15 credit hours of approved graduate courses
- 9 credit hours must be in the primary major area
- 6 credit hours must be outside the major area in at least two other (separate) areas
- 12 credit hours must be approved 600 level courses
- 13 credit hours of 69800 Research
- 2 credit hours of 69500 Seminar (one credit in each of the first two semesters; zero credit in remaining semesters)