Chemistry, M.Sc. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
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In addition to the Ph.D. degree, the Department of Chemistry offers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree at University of Kansas for students who want a less extensive graduate program in chemistry.


Learning outcomes

This Chemistry degree program at University of Kansas, usually completed in two years, omits the intensive course concentration required for the Ph.D. degree and requires a more modest research project and thesis. The M.S. is particularly attractive for students who do not plan a career in basic chemical research but who want to work in a closely related field.

At the University of Kansas, we feel that our program provides excellent and diverse opportunities for the student interested in a career in cutting-edge research, higher education or any one of a number of chemically related positions requiring an advanced degree. We have a department of outstanding faculty, each of whom is dedicated to providing mentoring to graduate students and guiding them during their journey from undergraduate to colleague. Of course, that could be said about many chemistry departments at research universities. When choosing a graduate school, you need to ask what makes KU different? Among many distinguishing characteristics, there are three that stand out.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Methods in Physical Sciences 
  • Methods of Analytical Chemistry 
  • Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry 
  • Principles of Organic Reactions 
  • Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds 
  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • Chemistry in Biology
  • Chemistry of the Nervous System 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Recommendations: You will be asked for the names and email addresses of three people who can write a recommendation letter describing your qualifications for graduate school in chemistry. 
  • GRE Scores: Highly recommended, but not required
  • International Students: Proof of English proficiency, as required by the Office of Graduate Studies. To be considered for GTA/GRA support, you must be admitted on regular status. GTA positions also require at least a 22 on the Speak portion of the TOEFL test (8 on IELTS).
  • Resume/CV and Personal Statement: Highly recommended, but not required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23951 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9989 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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