DePaul’s Master of Science (MS) in Chemistry is designed to prepare students for advanced work in the field of chemistry or biochemistry and for further graduate study. Our Master of Science (MS) in Polymers and Coatings Science offers students an opportunity for focused study and specialization in the area of polymers and coatings within the larger field of chemistry.
The Department of Chemistry offers two MS degree options:
Both degrees are Department of Homeland Security STEM designated programs
recognized as producing graduates in science, technology, engineering
and/or math who help support U.S. economic competitiveness and growth.
International students who earn degrees from STEM
designated programs can qualify to extend their post-graduation stay in
the United States for Optional Practical Training
(OPT). OPT provides an opportunity for international students to
develop their careers while also helping meet the demand for
STEM-educated professionals in the U.S. workforce. Contact the College of Science and Health at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 325-7315 for more information.
Chemistry MS students may choose to pursue research:
- Thesis students must write a thesis based on a research project and pass a two-part oral exam.
- Non-thesis students must select an area of
specialization from four concentrations, including analytical/physical
chemistry, biochemistry/medicinal chemistry, or polymer chemistry and
All students take core classes in advanced inorganic chemistry, advanced biochemistry, advanced organic chemistry and special topics in analytical chemistry and/or physical chemistry and electives that range from drugs and toxicology to advanced quantum mechanics to materials science to applied spectroscopy to nutrition.