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.
- BS/MS in Chemistry, Combined Graduate (CHBM)
- MS in Chemistry (CHEM)
- MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration (CHBI)
- CRI in Chemistry, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Chemistry, Preschool-Grade 12 (CHEM)
- MS in Pharmaceutical Biochemistry (PHBC)
- Teacher Certification, Science Grades 5-8 (ESSC)
Three Options for Admission to MS Programs
- BS/BA in Chemistry or Biochemistry (major GPA 3.0 or higher)
- 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.
- 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. Nina Goodey.