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Master of Science in Chemistry


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Chemistry MS

The Master of Science (M.S.) in chemistry is a research-based (thesis) degree providing in-depth training and coursework for students who:

  • Desire thorough preparation for continuation into a Ph.D. program at another institution


  • Desire to obtain the master's degree as preparation for advanced industrial careers


  • Desire to teach at regional schools

The Department of Chemistry offers specialties in all major areas, including analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, as well as chemical education. More details on specific faculty research projects can be found on the faculty research interests page.

Why Choose EIU for Chemistry M.S.?

We believe in everything our program has to offer, but let's narrow it down to a few key reasons you should check us out.