M.Sc. On Campus


Western Carolina University

24 months
20438 USD/year
20438 USD/year
10030 USD/year
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Western Carolina University offers three concentrations under its Master of Science in Chemistry, including a traditional masters in chemistry, an environmental chemistry concentration, a professional science concentration and a comprehensive concentration.

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Key facts:

  • The traditional M.S. in Chemistry prepares students for research and development work in the chemistry field and can serve as a foundational degree for students hoping to pursue doctoral degrees in the health sciences. The M.S. with a concentration in environmental chemistry prepares students for work in environmental regulation, research and response. The PSM is a non-thesis masters degree that prepares people for work on the business side of the chemical industry with a focus on biopharmaceutical and natural products.
  • The Master of Science at the Western Carolina University is a 30-semester hour program that provides opportunities to advance your knowledge of chemistry in the classroom and the laboratory. Course work includes topics such as pharmacology, biostatistics and genomics. Students on the traditional track will also work, individually, with a faculty member on an original research project in forensic chemistry, biochemistry, materials science or another subcategory of chemistry. PSM students will earn exposure to professional writing and other essential business administration skills.
  • Chemists have a variety of professional options available inside and outside of their specific field. Many chemists go on to continue their research in a specific discipline while other find themselves in the classroom continuing their studies or as an educator. Chemists can be found working in the fields of hazardous waste management, biotechnology, government research, agricultural chemistry and many other fields across the occupational spectrum. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the average salary of chemists and material scientists is $73,060 and expects the job field to grow 6% by 2022.

Programme Structure

Chemistry curriculum include:

  • Seminar in Chemistry 
  • Research in Chemistry
  • Thesis
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Topics in Analytical Chemistry 
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Organic Chemistry
  • Topics in Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

One Week Prior to the Start of Term


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: Applicants who earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an accepted foreign credential evaluation service
    • Standardized Tests: GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test results
    • Language Proficiency: Official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required for applicants from countries where English is not the primary language. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10219 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    20438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10219 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5015 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Cullowhee

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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