24 months
28980 USD/year
28980 USD/year
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With the addition of NEW coursework recently developed by the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s online MS in Chemistry with an optional specialization in Medicinal Plant Chemistry is one of the few graduate programs available in the United States where one can receive an advanced degree specializing in plant-based chemistry.


At a time when professionals with plant-based chemistry specializations are in high demand, this student-centric, non-thesis program offers participants the opportunity to devise an individualized course plan that will enable them to obtain the knowledge and skills they desire to excel in careers of modern, plant-based chemical industries.

The combination of convenient online programming in science and business, as well as optional on-site laboratory courses, will poise graduates to take on a wide range of leadership and entrepreneurial roles in the private sector, such as pharmaceuticals (e.g., medicinal cannabis), fragrances, and cosmetics.

Program Learning Outcomes

By the end of this Medicinal Plant Chemistry program from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, students will be able to:

  • Integrate fundamental, functional, and applied knowledge of plant-based medicinal compounds in their role as a professional scientist.
  • Demonstrate expertise in modern techniques for natural product isolation, characterization, and analysis.
  • Foster leadership and interpersonal skills required to excel in a diverse life science company.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Drugs in the Brain
  • Plant Natural Products
  • Natural Product Isolation and Analysis
  • Drug Regulations

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your qualifications for pursuing graduate study are required. Please invite your recommenders to submit their letters electronically via the online application.
  • Application fee of $70
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Video Interview required for International Students only

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28980 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28980 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28980 USD per year during 24 months.


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