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Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration, M.Sc.

Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department offers two options for the Master's degree: the Master of Science in Chemistry and the Master of Science in Chemistry with Concentration in Biochemistry. The courses offered include advanced courses in all major areas of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and include a number of highly specialized instrumentation courses as well as individual research opportunities.


Laboratories are housed in both Richardson Hall and Science Hall. Students may selectively take one or two courses as non-degree students, to increase their professional competence in a particular area of Chemistry or Biochemistry, or may elect to enroll in one of the Master of Science programs, as outlined below.

The Biochemistry concentration provides a flexible program of study for those students who wish to emphasize Biochemistry and related areas in their Master's degree. Those working in research in the pharmaceutical industry or interested in doing so, and individuals interested in pursuing an M.D. or a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related area would benefit from this program. It is most suited to students with an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry but is also suitable for students with a major in Chemistry who wish to broaden their knowledge in Biochemistry. As indicated above, students with other backgrounds can also be accommodated.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Montclair State University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Montclair State University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Biochemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Hazardous Materials Management (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Separation and Analysis (3 hours lecture)
  • Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Protein Structure (3 hours lecture)
  • Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms (3 hours lecture)
  • Nucleic Acid Biochemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)
  • Biomolecular Assay Development (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)
  • Biochemical Pharmacology (3 hours lecture)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to the Graduate School are essential for admission to one of the graduate programs in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. When a student has been admitted, the Graduate Program Coordinator for Chemistry and Biochemistry will evaluate the background in chemistry, biochemistry, other sciences and mathematics, and a specific program will be designed. An entering student should present at least twenty-four semester hours of undergraduate chemistry credits. In consultation with the Graduate Program Coordinator, a program may be designed for a student with insufficient background to include prerequisites. Candidates for the Master's degree should seek the guidance of the Graduate Program Coordinator in selecting electives and in fulfilling the research option.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20567 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20567 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    12455 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12455 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Montclair

  • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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