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Chemistry, M.S.

Application Deadline

Rolling admission

Next start date

January 23, 2017

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This program is designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in chemistry – which focuses on a variety of career goals, both academic and professional, bolstered by individual mentoring and extensive research opportunities.

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What you will study: 

Tailor your education to meet your goals. Choose between a thesis track focusing on research designed for students who wish to enter the workforce upon graduation or a non-thesis track for students interested in applying to Ph.D. programs following their master’s degree. SUNY Oswego’s research intensive program makes students more marketable both to industry and Ph.D. institutions.

  • Core Program, credit: 9
  • Elective Courses, credit: 9-14
  • CHE 596 – Seminar, credit: 1
  • CHE 598 – Thesis, credit: 6-11

Read more in the 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog.

I’m so thankful to Oswego and the chemistry department for giving me the opportunity to come over here. They gave me the chance to get my master’s and to teach and I am so grateful for that chance.
Damaris Rivera-Santos, '12

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Learning outcomes: 

Students are prepared for careers in various areas of research, development, education and administration or for further study at the doctoral level. Successful graduates of the program pursue employment in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields, attend graduate programs in education, chemistry and biochemistry, and attend medical/optometry programs.




Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
Purpose statement
Two letters of recommendation
Application fee