An Ivy League master's degree in chemistry that offers top-rated industry connections
The Master of Chemical Sciences (MCS) program at the University of Pennsylvania equips you with theoretical and technical expertise in biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, environmental chemistry, and materials. The MCS program connects you with the resources of an Ivy League institution, including a faculty of leading researchers and experienced industry consultants. We provide the academic and professional opportunities you need to achieve your unique goals. Take full advantage of Penn’s expansive network and complete your research, capstone, or independent study with local and national partners or in one of the University’s stellar facilities to accelerate your career.
Where innovation in chemistry is elemental
Hear from Master of Chemical Sciences Associate Director Dr. Ana-Rita Mayol, professors, and students about the stellar academic and professional opportunities in chemistry available to you here at Penn. Whether you are working in the field or recently graduated, our flexible program can take your career in chemistry to the next level and beyond
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Concentration courses include:
- Biological Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Environmental Chemistry
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- 24 months
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Fall: February 1 (priority admission)
DisciplinesChemistry Biochemistry View 343 other Masters in Biochemistry in United States
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Application will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Academic record
- Work or laboratory experience
- Career objectives and reasons for choosing the program at Penn
- Letters of recommendation
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, if applicable
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International45616 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 22808 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National45616 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 22808 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
Per semester (4 courses) full-time tuition and fees for fall 2019 – spring 2020: $24,772
The Independent Study course has an additional lab fee of $500.
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.