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 or desire to obtain the master's degree as preparation for advanced industrial or teaching careers.
The department offers both a traditional two-year M.S. degree program as well as an accelerated M.S. (also known as BA/MS and BS/MS).
The accelerated M.S. is available to motivated students desiring to earn both Bachelor's and Master's degrees within a five-year period, http://www.eiu.edu/eiuchemgrad/accelerated_MS.php It is particularly well-suited for native EIU undergraduates and transfer students who have earned an A.S. degree in Chemistry.
Faculty expertise and research encompass all major areas including analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.