M.Sc. On Campus

Medicinal Chemistry

Rutgers University

12 months
30912 USD/year
30912 USD/year
18180 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Medicinal Chemistry program of Rutgers University studies a multi-disciplinary field that utilizes synthetic organic chemistry in conjunction with developments in biochemistry, computational chemistry, molecular biology, and pharmacology to advance drug discovery.


About the Program

Faculty members within the Department of Medicinal Chemistry are actively engaged in research projects that include the discovery of new drug entities, the enhancement of drug efficacy by developing mechanism-based prodrugs, and the identification of biologically active metabolites.

The Medicinal Chemistry program of Rutgers University offers the opportunity to earn a M.S. degree. Rutgers University is located in central New Jersey, an area that is home to one of the highest concentrations of pharmaceutical industry in the nation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medicinal Chemistry: Research Techniques and Principles
  • Drug Design
  • Heterocycles in Medicinal Chemistry
  • Interpretation of Organic Spectra
  • Modern Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

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

  • Personal statement (in your personal statement please describe the courses you have taken and any research you have performed in the area of organic chemistry. What is your level of interest in research in the area of synthetic organic medicinal chemistry?)
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The GRE General test is preferred for MS applicants

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15456 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    30912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15456 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 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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