12 months
17248 USD/year
17248 USD/year
6244 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The thesis Master of Science in Chemistry is a Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis degree offered in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.



The Master of Science program in Chemistry at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis requires 30 credit hours of study beyond the baccalaureate level. It is designed for students seeking careers as professional chemists. Graduates of the program often choose industrial positions, but others enter Ph.D. programs in chemistry or related areas.

This traditional full-time program requires 15 hours of course work, 2 hours of seminar and 13 hours of thesis research. The research activity culminates in the completion and defense of a thesis. This option is available to full- or part-time students.

Areas of active research within the department includes analytical chemistry, biological/chemical biology, chemical education, computational chemistry, forensic science, inorganic/bioinorganic chemistry, materials/biomaterials, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical/biophysical chemistry.

Interdisciplinary research is common. Our faculty frequently collaborates with members of other departments in the School of Science, and with the School of Medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Calculus
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Micriobiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

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

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Starting from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The prospective student should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, show promise of ability to engage in advanced work, and have adequate preparation, at least 35 credit hours of chemistry, broadly representative of the fields of the discipline, in a chemistry curriculum.

  • Incoming students with an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) will be considered for admission as regular graduate students. Those with a GPA below 3.0 could be considered for admission.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8624 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    17248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8624 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6244 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3122 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Indianapolis

1017 - 1926 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.

Our partners

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!