Chemistry, Master of Science


Fall Admissions Deadline: May 1st
Spring Admissions Deadline: November 15th

Our master’s program in Chemistry typically spans two years and is designed to deepen students' understanding of chemical principles, laboratory techniques, and research methodologies. The curriculum includes coursework in advanced topics, research seminars, and a significant research project or thesis. Students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty on cutting-edge research with intend to direct students to apply the learned chemistry knowledge in practice. The program equips graduates with advanced knowledge and practical skills in chemistry, making them competitive for careers in academia, industry, government, or further doctoral studies.

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A flexible, research-oriented evening program: Only here at CCNY

Scheduling include evening classes offered after 5 pm

Thesis research opportunities with state-of-the-art equipment

Hands-on-Laboratory research experience ranging from traditional organic chemistry to environmental science

Research mentors would be your potential career advisors in their area of research

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Student Info

Some of our students work full-time in the chemical industry or are high school teachers while we also have international students from all over the world. Our graduates have gone on to work for a variety of companies including Beauty & Personal Care such as Estée Lauder, Momentive, L’Oréal, PepsiCo, and New York State - Department of Environmental Protection.


Faculty Info

Distinguished faculty scholars of the master’s Program offer classes in Organic Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Polymer Chemistry and Soft Matter Sciences. Students also will have opportunities to complete their master’s thesis research in these respective areas of research.

Chemistry Curricular innovation

curricular innovation

Our master's program in chemistry distinguishes itself through innovative curricular elements. We emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration, integrating chemistry with fields like materials science and environmental science. A research project in the final year involves real-world problem-solving using state-of-the-art equipment (e.g., LC-MS/MS, NMR, SEM, DSC, Rheometer), preparing students for impactful careers in academia or industry. These innovations foster well-rounded, adaptable chemists equipped to address evolving challenges in the field.


Admissions Facts

Total credits: 30
GRE Required: No
Minimum Language Test Scores: 550 (TOEFL PBT), 79-80 (TOEFL IBT), 6.5 (IELTS), 53 (PTE) or 100 (Duolingo)
Degree Awarded: M.S

A minimum of one-year study in each of the following: general chemistry, calculus, physics, organic chemistry, and minimum one-semester physical chemistry. Where there are deficiencies in background, the candidate may be required to take additional courses for the removal of such deficiencies.

Supporting Documents Required:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement

Program Advisors:

Prof. Glen Kowach,
Professor Urs Jans,

 For more information, please visit the Program Website.


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Last Updated: 12/08/2023 14:55