M.Sc. On Campus

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Cornell University

12 months
29500 USD/year
29500 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Chemistry and Chemical Biology program of study from Cornell University, will be adapted to your individual interests and needs in consultation with the M.S. Graduate Program Director, and will likely include coursework selected from across Cornell’s campus. 


As the academic backgrounds and personal/professional goals of each student will differ, we anticipate significant diversity in the programs of study in the M.S. degree and therefore do not prescribe a rigid set of courses as prerequisites or requirements though we would ordinarily anticipate that the majority of the credits are taken in chemistry and related subjects at suitably high levels. 

The Chemistry and Chemical Biology program from Cornell University, is designed for those who wish to obtain further education in the field of chemical sciences broadly understood, and to develop their ability for critical inquiry, independent research, and teaching. Research-degree students are expected to give evidence of mature purpose by initiating and pursuing their own programs; as such the award of the MS degree is contingent upon the completion of a master’s research project documented through the preparation of an archive document presented to the student’s special committee and to the Graduate School.  

Learning Outcomes

  • The Chemistry and Chemical Biology field expects MS students to obtain both breadth and depth in chemistry and related fields beyond that found in typical BA or BS programs.  
  • Typically we will expect that the individual program will emphasize basic courses as required to provide the essential basis of a chemistry but to provide the depth and rigor which exceeds an undergraduate major.

Programme Structure

Concentrations by Subject
  • analytical chemistry
  • bio-organic chemistry
  • biophysical chemistry
  • chemical biology
  • chemical physics
  • inorganic chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • organometallic chemistry
  • physical chemistry
  • polymer chemistry
  • theoretical chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 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

  • Letters of Recommendation: two (minimum); three (maximum)
  • GRE scores are not required or accepted
  • Personal Statement: one page statement required
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample.  There is no need to create a new piece of writing, and we would generally prefer not to receive an example of scientific writing.  If you have any other sample of English writing--a history paper, an essay, a poem--of short length, that should be more than adequate.
  • TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency test for international applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29500 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29500 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 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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