Graduate Programs

A Master of Science degree in Chemistry provides a comprehensive understanding of the principles of chemistry and their applications. This understanding will be developed through a combination of course work, seminars, independent study and research. The Montclair State Graduate Program in Chemistry is designed with built-in flexibility to help every student meet their career objective.

A Master of Science degree can provide a number of advantages over a chemist with a Bachelor of Science degree:

  • The job entry level is higher.
  • The starting pay is higher.
  • There are more opportunities for advancement for those with greater knowledge and skills.
  • Advanced work helps develop greater self-confidence.
  • Research project and thesis that conveys your work and accomplishments.


Three Options for Admission to MS Programs

  1. BS/BA in Chemistry or Biochemistry (major GPA 3.0 or higher)
  2. BS/BA in closely related field (major GPA 3.0 or higher).  In this case, a student may be admitted conditionally and will be required to complete certain undergraduate courses to make up for deficiencies in the student’s preparation.
  3. Through the OPEN-NJ program, which provides limited scholarships to students with a BS/BA in Chemistry, Biochemistry or in a closely related field such as Molecular Biology, Biology, and Geoscience. Learn more information about the OPEN-NJ scholarship opportunity or contact Dr. Goodey.