Chemistry, M.Sc. | Rochester Institute of Technology | Rochester, United States
24 months
54176 USD/year
54176 USD/year
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The Chemistry program of Rochester Institute of Technology prepares you to be an independent researcher in a wide array of chemical disciplines, including your chosen specialty.


In this Chemistry program of Rochester Institute of Technology you’ll be able to solve scientific problems with agility and accuracy. 

Conduct research specific to your field of interest as you develop skills that translate to infinite career opportunities. With an emphasis on leadership, many graduates excel in leadership positions in dynamic fields such as sustainability, public policy, lobbying, sales, government, imaging science, space exploration, medicine, and much more.

The School of Chemistry and Materials Science has research- and teaching-oriented faculty, as well as excellent equipment and facilities that enable full-time graduate students to carry on a program of independent study and develop the ability to attack scientific problems at the fundamental level. 

The research can result in either a thesis or a project report.

With RIT's master's degree in chemistry, you’ll have an opportunity to conduct research in many areas of chemistry. 

Research currently underway in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science:

  • Synthesis of cancer imaging agents
  • Synthesis, design, and construction of organic solar cells
  • Synthesis and characterization of electrical and optical nanomaterials
  • Study of aerosols from nicotine delivery devices
  • Study of microplastics in the environment
  • Biochemical research including RNA and DNA structure, protein biochemistry, structural biology, and immunology
  • Research into chemical education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Chemistry Writing
  • Graduate Chemistry Seminar
  • Research & Thesis
  • Advanced Instrumental Analysis Lab
  • Separations and Mass Spectroscopy in Biological Chemistry
  • Advanced Instrumental Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit copies of official transcript(s) (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, including any transfer credit earned.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or US equivalent) from an accredited university or college in chemistry. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in another scientific discipline and the equivalent of a full year of work in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, and calculus will also be considered for admission.
  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.

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Living costs for Rochester

925 - 1350 USD /month
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