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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, 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.

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Student Professional Organizations

American Chemical Society Student Affiliates

Scholarship Listing

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2016 Distinguished Graduate Student
Annie L. Weller Scholarship
Betty Wright Downing Award
COS Advisory Board Endowed Fund Sch
Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship
EIU University Professionals of Illinois Graduate Annual Scholarship
Frances Meyer Hampton Graduate Scholarship
Graduate Student Investigator Award
Hamand Society of Graduate Scholars
Harry Frost Chemistry Scholarship Fund
King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity Awards
King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity College Award of Excellence
Leona Stanford Vollintine Charitable Trust Fund Scholarship
Mrs. Pratima Niranjan Shah Scholarship
Robert & Kathryn Augustine Distinguished Master's Thesis Award Competition & MAGS Thesis Nomination
Roger F. Hibbs Memorial Chemistry Scholarship
Sidney R. Steele Student Summer Award
The EIU College Thesis Award of Excellence
The Graduate School Research/Creative Activity Grants
Williams Travel Grants

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Faculty Listing

Faculty Research Interests

Chemistry, Physical Science 4417
Contact Name: Dr. Gopal Periyannan, Graduate Coordinator
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