California State University Long Beach

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The MS program in Chemistry at California State University Long Beach  combines advanced course work and research in areas that range from theoretical to applied studies at the forefront of chemical knowledge. We welcome those interested in reinforcing their chemical background to support their current careers, those making a career shift to a position that requires additional background.


Learn more in the Chemistry programme at California State University Long Beach.

The programme

  • Those who hope to work in the chemical, pharmaceutical, or allied industry will find that an MS in Chemistry is highly valued for such positions.
  • The MS degree can prepare a candidate for a career in teaching at the college level or for lab supervisory positions in the public or private sectors.
  • Those preparing for entry into a Ph.D. program or a medical program will find that our graduate program provides a strong background for such future endeavors.
  • We are happy to accept students making a career shift, those with an undergraduate degree in chemical-related areas who want to reinforce their chemical background, as well as those in non-scientific fields who want to switch to a career in science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics in Materials Chemistry 
  • Undergraduate Directed Research 
  • Senior Thesis 
  • Senior Thesis - Honors 
  • Directed Reading 
  • Physical Organic Chemistry 
  • Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 
  • Synthetic Methods 
  • Catalysis in Organic Chemistry 
  • Introduction to Supramolecular Chemistry

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  A bachelor's degree with a major in chemistry; or a bachelor's degree with undergraduate preparation in chemistry, physics and mathematics equivalent to that required for the bachelor's degree with a major in chemistry at this University.

Entering graduate students are required to take a minimum of two placement examinations as follows:

  • at the beginning of the first semester of the M.S. program: student chooses to take one placement examination in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical or biochemistry.
  • at the beginning of the second semester of the M.S. program, student takes any additional placement examination(s) required by the Thesis Committee to a minimum of two

Tuition Fee

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    3588 USD/year
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    3588 USD/year
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