M.Sc. On Campus


The City University of New York

24 months
855 USD/credit 12825 USD/year
855 USD/credit 12825 USD/year
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The MS in Nanoscience from The City University of New York is ideal for students who want to enter the workforce in nanoscience and its related energy, biomedical, electronics, telecommunications, and materials science fields, as well as for students who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in preparation for doctoral programs in chemistry, physics or materials science.


The MS in Nanoscience from The City University of New York is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on understanding the chemical and physical properties of objects at the nanoscale and their unique emergent properties. It simultaneously draws upon the concepts found in chemistry, physics, biology, materials science, and engineering, and consequently serves as an interdisciplinary nexus in science. The Graduate Center is one of the few schools to offer this type of degree.

More specifically, the M.S. Program in Nanoscience:  

  • Provides students with an opportunity to gain essential coursework and research experience in the key disciplines, methodologies, theories, and concepts of nanoscience, an interdisciplinary field impacting the biomedical, electronics, photonics, telecommunications, and energy fields.
  • Prepares students to enter the expanding nanoscience workforce and/or gain admittance to doctoral programs in fields encompassed by nanoscience, including chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, and biomedicine.
  • Offers students innovative courses in nanofabrication, nanoscale imaging, and surface analysis using the nanofabrication facility at the CUNY ASRC. This hands-on laboratory experience is a unique opportunity to prepare for the global workforce and for graduate research.
  • Provides a distinct, interdisciplinary, stand-alone master’s degree which is not an en route or terminal master’s degree for the current Ph.D. programs in chemistry and physics.
  • Provides students with abundant opportunities for cutting-edge graduate research across CUNY.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Chemistry
  • Nanoscience Theory
  • Practical Nanoscience Laboratory
  • Scientific Writing 
  • Capstone Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • $75 application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12825 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12825 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 24 months.

Local students:

  • Full-time: $5,545/semester
  • Part-time: $470 per credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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