Master of Science in Chemistry (STEM)
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University of Scranton
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Course Fee
$ 965 per credit
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Course Duration
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Not Req
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Why study University of Scranton?
  • The University of Scranton offers 3 distinct Master of Science programs through the Chemistry department - Biochemistry, Chemistry, Clinical Chemistry. The first chemistry graduate program at The University of Scranton was offered in 1969, the biochemistry program in 1972, and the clinical chemistry program in 1988.

    Students typically enter the Universities graduate programs in chemistry or biochemistry with undergraduate majors in chemistry, biology, or another natural science; in the case of the clinical chemistry program, they may also enter with an undergraduate major in medical technology.

    Many enter the program immediately after earning their undergraduate degree; others enter while employed by industry, various medical laboratories, or educational institutions.


    Core courses are those, within each program, that are required of all candidates. Since these are the fundamental courses that form the basis of the comprehensive examinations, it is essential that they be taken first in any candidates program before any electives.

    Core courses for the M.S. degree in Chemistry are:

    • CHEM 530 - Structural Organic Chemistry
    • CHEM 531 - Mechanistic Organic Chemistry
    • CHEM 540 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHEM 562 - Advanced Quantum Chemistry
    • CHEM 563 - Advanced Thermodynamics and Equilibrium
    • CHEM 570 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry
    • CHEM 571 - Analytical Methods *

     *May be waived for individuals who have previously taken an equivalent instrumental analysis laboratory course.

    2022-2023 Catalog - Chemistry, M.S.

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In addition to completing the standard requirements for the application process, international students looking to study on-campus will also have to submit the following:

Proof of English proficiency - https://www.scranton.edu/academics/graduate-education/international-students.shtml

Certificate of finances/scholarship letter. You are encouraged to submit a letter or statement from a bank listing the required amount of assured financial support necessary.

International students should apply to the term in which they will begin their graduate program at The University of Scranton. If you required an English transition program, please apply to Scranton for the term in which your English transition program will be completed and you are ready to begin graduate coursework.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Applicants for the MS programs in Chemistry must possess, or be in close proximity to possessing, a baccalaureate degree which includes full-year courses in General and Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical or Biophysical Chemistry, General Physics, and Mathematics through Integral Calculus. A GPA of at least 3.00 is required overall and a GPA of at least 2.75 is required in the science courses.

Certain requirements may be waived at the discretion of the department. Students with limited undergraduate course deficiencies may be admitted with the approval of the department on condition that such deficiencies are corrected concurrently with their initial graduate course.

For general application requirements, please Visit Our Admissions Webpage.

June 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the fall term.
Nov. 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the spring term.
March 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the summer term.

Counseling programs applicants have a preferred application deadline of Nov. 15 and a standard deadline of March 1.

The following programs only accept applications to begin in the fall term:

  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Clinical Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Software Engineering
  • Doctor of Business Administration

Certification of Finances Information 2023-2024

For students pursuing graduate studies at The University of Scranton, your assured support for the first twelve (12) months of study should be at least US$52,075.00. This total cost estimate consists of:

Tuition & Fees (24 credit hours @ $965 per credit plus $300 in fees): US$23,460.00

Room & Board: US$21,390.00

Books & Supplies: US$2,875.00

Personal Expenses (including health insurance): US$4,350.00

TOTAL: US$52,075.00


Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships provide students with a great opportunity to help finance their education as they pursue their graduate degree. An opportunity like this will strengthen the quality of their educational experience by establishing direct relationships with their academic program of study.

For additional information on graduate assistantships and where to begin, Visit Our Graduate Assistantships Webpage.


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