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Chemistry Master's Program

Program Details


Master of Science


On campus


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Gain the hands-on experience and mentorship you need for a successful career in chemical research.

The chemistry master’s program at Stevens gives you unparalleled preparation for a range of satisfying careers in research and industry. You’ll work closely with recognized leaders in the field, conduct your own original research and gain the in-depth lab experience that top employers look for. Our graduates go on to thrive in academia, pharma, medicine and a range of expanding opportunities in chemistry and chemical biology.

The opportunities for chemists are endless, therefore, our curriculum is designed to give you interdisciplinary training, rigorous theoretical instruction and lots of exposure to experimental methods and state-of-the-art equipment. The chemistry master’s program showcases strong research strengths in mass spectrometry, computational chemistry, organic and medicinal chemistry. You will find exceptional research and mentorship opportunities within our premier research centers and laboratories.

Stevens graduate students have the unique opportunity to gain hands-on research experience by working closely with our expert faculty in our state-of-the-art laboratories.

Chemistry and Chemical Biology Research at Stevens

Major advantages of studying chemistry and chemical biology at a premier research institution like Stevens include support for your ideas, great mentors and the best tools for your research. Learn more about research in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

The Stevens Advantage

Stevens also helps you build your professional network in an ideal location: we are just 15 minutes from downtown Manhattan and situated in the center of the New Jersey. Our location gives students access to professional networking opportunities in New York City, as well as internships and other opportunities for career experience.

More Advantages to our Program

  • Part-time or full-time enrollment

  • World-class laboratories with industry-standard equipment

  • Opportunities to present your work to major companies

  • Training in drug formulation and drug discovery

  • Focuses on biochemistry and inorganic, organic, analytical, physical, computational and medicinal chemistry

  • Technical/laboratory courses in biochemistry, computational and analytical chemistry

  • Most courses offered in the evening

  • Thesis and non-thesis option


  • Analytical Chemistry

  • Drug Discovery

  • Physical Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Polymer Science

  • Chemical Biology

Areas of Focus

  • Polymer Synthesis and Characterization

  • Methods of Instrumental Analysis

  • Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Chemistry (Theoretical as well as Experimental)

  • Protein Trafficking Through Membranes

  • Drug Encapsulation and Dosing Proteomics

Putting You on Track for Professional Success

The chemistry master's program develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success in a variety of roles like:

  • Chemist

  • Computational Scientist

  • Technical Writer

  • Research Scientist

  • Forensic Scientist

  • Formulation or Materials Scientist

Our graduates have been hired at: Stryker, Moderna, Merck, Avantar, Roche

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