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Master's Program Overview

The Department of Chemistry offers a MS in Chemistry, in addition to the Chemical Research or Professional Science concentrations. Each of these programs prepares students to be successful in careers engaging the forefront of modern Chemistry through courses, symposia, special seminars, cutting-edge research and specialized internships.

Our department ranks among the best in the world, and we pride ourselves on the strength of the interactions between our graduate students and faculty. Graduate students conduct research <link to research page> in a wide range of fields, including core chemistry areas such as Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry and more interdisciplinary fields such as Bioorganic, Computational and Materials Chemistry. Joint and affiliated faculty provide integral connections to other departments on campus, including Biochemistry, Geosciences, Materials Science, Physics, Pharmacology, Applied Math, and the Medical School, and to Brookhaven National Lab, including the  BNL Center for Functional Nanomaterials and the  National Synchrotron Light Source.

Internships affiliated with the National Center for BioEnergy Research and Development (CBERG), Northeastern Chemical Energy Storage Center (NECCES), Long Island High Technology Incubator along with local industrial and governmental laboratories will be coordinated through the Professional Science concentration. These unique experiences along with specialized “professional” courses will provide the MS student the additional background to navigate in an ever-changing technological industry.

Research in the Chemistry Department is supplemented with an active seminar program, including special symposia throughout the year. Members of the department join in active discussions of current research and literature via our student seminar series and annual Chemistry Research Day. Most students also have the opportunity to attend national and international scientific meetings. Optional workshops provide further opportunities for interested students to develop their professional skills, focusing on areas such as research mentoring and proposal writing.