Chemistry - M.A.

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
210 Williams Hall
Kent Campus


The Master of Arts degree in Chemistry provides opportunities for students with courses in analytical, bio-, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. The extraordinary breadth of the program gives students considerable flexibility in curriculum design, ensuring a modern and dynamic graduate education.


  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Minimum 600 quantitative GRE score or minimum 143 quantitative GRE score is expected (although the subject GRE is not required, candidates are encouraged to provide a subject GRE score to strengthen their application)
  • Completion of undergraduate courses consisting of one year each in analytical chemistry or biochemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, calculus and physics is expected

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 74 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 50 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an improved knowledge of a narrow specialization within chemistry by their performance on course examinations and assessments.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements


Major Requirements
Chemistry Courses 132
Minimum Total Credit Hours:32

Minimum 21 credit hours of classroom courses are required. The selection of these courses will be planned by the student and a faculty adviser to best fulfill the needs of the student. There is no research requirement for this degree. This program is only available with permission.