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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.

Technology-Centric Professional Skills

As an integral part of pursuing the master’s degree, we encourage you to choose a graduate certificate in an area of technological focus of your choice. The graduate certificates are designed to impart  specific professional skills that are highly desired by industry and that match your career interests. Taught by faculty with more than 100 years combined experience in the industry, you will learn these skill sets as they are currently practiced in the industrial settings.

Available concentrations that result in a graduate certificate:

This program’s medical science electives like physiology, pathophysiology, and cancer biology also help strengthen medical and dentals school, and Ph.D. program applications. 

Hands-On Chemistry and Chemical Biology Research

At Stevens, you have the ability to join research groups with students at a variety of levels of experience, and outstanding faculty so you can learn cutting-edge technology as a team, just like in the real-world. In our state-of-the-art research labs and facilities, you'll have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning.

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 at local and national scientific meetings

  • 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

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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