Chemistry (MS)

Master of Science
You will have the opportunity to explore your chemistry interests while learning the skills needed to prepare you a wide range of future endeavors. Join a program that will help you expand your skill set and prepare you for success - most of the graduates of this program are hired or are accepted with full scholarships into Ph D. programs six months after graduation.
Thesis or Non-Thesis tracks

You can tailor your education to your future, choosing between a thesis track or a non-thesis track. In the thesis track, your curriculum will focus on research and prepare you to enter a career after earning your degree. In the non-thesis track, your curriculum will be a mix of coursework and research to prepare you to enter a doctorate program or pursue a career in the chemical industry.

Distinguish yourself through unique opportunities

You will have the opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant (TA) for undergraduate courses. This unique feature of the Chemistry MS program will qualify you for a stipend, tuition reimbusement and health insurance. Serving as a TA will give you the teaching experience to not only distinguish yourself as a Ph D. candidate or job seeker, but to qualify for fellowships at prestigious doctorate programs.

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Admission requirements
Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
Purpose Statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to this master’s degree program. Identify any particular area of interest within the major field you are applying to, your plans for future occupation and/or profession and any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your preparation and your fitness for graduate study at SUNY Oswego.
Two letters of recommendation
Application deadline
July 1 (suggested)
Length of program
30-34 credit hours
Application Fee
$65 application fee
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Professional Science Master's
This third track is designed to develop your skills for future managerial positions in the chemistry industry. This interdisciplinary program is focused around chemistry and business courses, and will give you experience in the business world through an internship opportunity. The PSM option is ideal for students who wish to pursue a professional career in the chemical industry immediately after earning their master’s degree.
Damaris Rivera-Santos worked as a teaching assistant during her time at SUNY Oswego.
Damaris Rivera-Santos, a graduate of the Chemistry MS program, was awarded a full scholarship to pursue her Ph. D. at the University of Nebraska Lincoln for the Fall 2012 semester. In addition to receiving a full scholarship, Rivera-Santos also received a chair's fellowship as well as a travel fellowship to continue her research in organic chemistry....