Master On Campus


Southeast Missouri State University

12 months
557 USD/credit 16710 USD/year
557 USD/credit 16710 USD/year
298 USD/credit 8940 USD/year
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The Chemistry program of the Southeast Missouri State University is designed to give students broad exposure to the instruments, techniques, and methods favored by todays forensic, environmental, industrial, and research labs.


The coursework, hands-on experience, and other opportunities work together to make the Chemistry program of the Southeast Missouri State University an applied degree. Students interested in forensic science can choose the Forensic Chemistry Track as a complementary area of study.

There are two degree options for graduate studies in chemistry. The Thesis Option requires the completion of an independent research project and the writing and defense of a thesis describing the research project and its results. The Non-thesis Option requires a written critical evaluation of a specific area of study in chemistry and a written examination on topics covered in coursework completed by the student.

What You'll Do

  • Interact with highly qualified graduate faculty
  • Study in the state-of-the-art, first-rate learning environment provided by the recently renovated Magill Hall of Science, including dedicated forensic science laboratories
  • Have opportunities to pursue research and scholarship that help develop independent thinking and problem solving skills
  • Develop written and oral scientific presentation skills

Internships & Career Opportunities

Recent graduates with a Master of Natural Science from Southeast Missouri State University can expect a rewarding career in a variety of fields, such as forensic science, teaching, biotechnology, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, environmental science, product development, quality control, etc. Or they may continue their education through a Ph.D. program in chemistry or forensic science.

  • Ph.D. programs
  • US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Monsanto
  • Cape Central High School

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemical Instrumentation
  • Forensic Chemistry 
  • Topics in Organic and Biological Chemistry
  • Topics in Analytical Chemistry
  • Topics in Physical Chemistry
  • Crime Lab I: Microscopy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 (on a 4 point scale) for last 30 semester hours of undergraduate science and math courses
  • Two letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s potential for academic success
  • Completion of the following courses with associated laboratory with a grade of “C” or better in each course: Organic chemistry; analytical chemistry, quantitative analysis or chemical instrumentation; physical chemistry
  • Students who do not meet these requirements will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Entering students will take placement exams in Organic, Analytical, and Physical Chemistry

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 557 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    16710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 557 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 298 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cape Girardeau

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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