Chemistry, M.S.

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Rolling admission

Next start date

May 21, 2018

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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: 

You will be able to 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.

Our program includes a professional track option designed to include business management electives selected from our award-winning MBA programs. Students will take courses such as operations management to prepare for the application of business principles to chemistry.

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

Read full curriculum in the 2017-2018 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: 

Graduates 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.




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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
Submit an official transcript showing confirmation of a bachelor's or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes any transcripts showing graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degrees/certificates. Official transcripts must be sent directly from granting institution (electronic or mail). If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application.
Related degree/coursework
Transcript must show evidence of a B.S., B.A., or equivalent undergraduate degree in chemistry or biochemistry, or have taken all chemistry or biochemistry prerequisites as an undergraduate. Contact department for specific course information.
Purpose statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego for graduate education. What inspired you to apply? How will this impact your life? Identify any particular interests within the program area, discuss your future career goals, and provide any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your application.
Include a professional resume or CV that includes your academic history, professional background and any accomplishments of note. This document should provide details that support your admittance to the program.
Two letters of recommendation
Indicate two names with valid email addresses. An email request will be sent directly to the references on your behalf. These references should be able to speak to your character, work ethic and abilities. (At least one of these recommendations must be from your school district.)
Application fee
Prospective students are charged a non-refundable $65 fee for processing the application.