This 5-year degree program combines our BS and MS in Chemistry programs. A minimum of 138 credits of coursework is required for the combined BS/MS degree; 112 credits from the undergraduate program and 26 credits from the graduate program. Students should have taken at least three 300 level chemistry courses, including CHEM 341 at Montclair State University. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required. Students who have completed a BS in Chemistry are not eligible for this program. Students who complete the program will be awarded both degrees at the end of five years. The undergraduate component includes all requirements for certification of the BS degree by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training. The BS/MS program has more chemistry, mathematics and research requirements than the BS and MS degrees separately. If pursued independently, these two degrees would require a total of 152 credits and would take six years to complete.
Along with the combined BS/MS in Chemistry, the department also offers the following options for graduate study: Chemistry, Chemistry (Combined BS/MAT), Chemistry with Concentration in Biochemistry, and Pharmaceutical Biochemistry.
Please refer to our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the university.
This combined bachelor’s/master’s program requires that you be a current Montclair State University undergraduate student working towards the bachelor’s portion of the combined program. If you have already received your bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University or any other institution, or are currently pursuing your bachelor’s at another institution, please see the information for the Chemistry (MS) program.
In order to make applying for graduate school as seamless as possible for you, we have
created an application checklist. This checklist can be a reference point for you during the
application process to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the steps
needed to apply, as well as all corresponding supplemental materials for your specific
program of interest.
- Application Deadline: Rolling Admission.
- Submit Online Application: Please create your online account and submit your application by following the general application instructions and pay (or waive) the non-refundable $60 application fee. Once this step has been completed, the online portal will allow you to upload your supplemental materials.
The following is a list of the supplemental materials that will accompany your application for the Chemistry (BS/MS) program:
- Transcript: One from each college attended.
- Essays/Personal Statement: Please write an integrated essay providing a response to each of the following questions:
- What are your goals for graduate study and your future career?
- In what ways do your academic background and your professional experiences provide evidence of your potential for success in the program you selected and in your eventual career? Please give specific examples of relevant coursework and/or experience.
- Is there any further information we should consider in assessing your candidacy?
- Letters of Recommendation: Two.
- Students holding degrees from non-US institutions must request a course-by-course transcript evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices. TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or Duolingo English Test are required for applicants to any program who earned their degree in a country where English is not the official language. Please check our International Applicants page for more information and for our current TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Policy.
For the graduate portion of this program you will complete 32 semester hours (nine hours will be applied from the undergraduate program). For more information, please visit the Chemistry, Combined BS/MS program listing in the University Catalog.
If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
The Graduate School
If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact the Chemistry (BS/MS) Program Coordinator:
*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Find the updated summer chair for this program.*