The undergraduate preparation of the student who expects to undertake graduate work in chemistry is a B.S. in a chemical science. Alternately, a non-chemistry degree student may submit evidence of undergraduate preparation that normally includes courses of eight or more credit hours in each of the following: inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, general physics. In addition, he/she should be equipped with six credits of mathematics, including differential and integral calculus. Where there is a deficiency, the department Chair will determine what basic courses the student must make up to matriculate for an advanced degree in chemistry. In addition, satisfactory scores on the GRE are required.
Months of entry
The widely respected Master of Science degree program in Chemistry at St. John’s University prepares students for careers in industry or education, government laboratories or private research. Offered through the Graduate Division of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the M.S. in Chemistry also will prepare students to pursue a doctoral degree in the field.
The M.S. degree program in Chemistry comprises a broad range of specialized and cross-disciplinary courses in such areas as
- Organic and Inorganic chemistry
- Computer applications in chemistry
- Electronic Spectra and Group Theory
- Methods of Analysis
- Reaction Kinetics
- and Quantum Chemistry
Information for international students
TOEFL or IELTS might be required.
Fees and funding
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis to all qualified full-time applicants. Graduate Assistants, who receive tuition remission and a stipend, supervise undergraduate laboratory activities. All applicants for graduate assistantships must submit *Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (General and Subject tests) with their application.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Robert Medrano