Chemistry M.S. and Ph.D.

Chemistry M.S. and Ph.D.

Excellence in Advanced Multi-Disciplinary Research

Stevens graduate Chemistry program provides advanced education in Chemistry theory and experimental methods to students with undergraduate backgrounds in Chemistry. The graduate program connects students with distinguished faculty research, providing both theoretical instruction and experimental exposure throughout the course of study.

A multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, emphasized throughout the university, provides for unique learning opportunities. In particular, the interdisciplinary Nanotechnology Graduate program allows Chemistry graduate students to study the behavior of matter at the smallest scales.

Research In Focus
Polymer Chemistry for Functional Molecules

The Sukhishvili Lab studies the interfacial properties of water-soluble polymers and principles of macromolecular assembly at interfaces to apply this knowledge to produce surfaces with desired properties, such as control of protein and/or nanoparticle attachment, or designed environmental response of surface films. Through manipulating properties of multilayers at the nanoscale level during self-assembly, Dr. Svetlana Sukhishvili is discovering a whole range of new advanced materials can be produced. One example of these materials is polymeric hollow particles which may be used for controlled delivery of drugs or other functional molecules such as pesticides, fertilizers or fragrances.

High-Accuracy Computational Chemistry

Dr. Yong Zhang, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Stevens Institute of Technology, is developing a method for computational analysis of drugs and living proteins that allows researchers to test-run their experimental medicines before conducting laboratory trials. Using the principles of chemistry and quantum mechanics, together with lessons learned from lab experiments, he has created simulations that accurately model drug interactions at the atomic level. This research will be critical for pushing medicine to the next frontier.

Cultivating Careers

The Master of Science in Chemistry may be employed as a terminal degree, or used as a foundation for further study at the doctoral level. Located strategically in one of the country's top regions for academic and industrial research, Stevens graduates are well-placed for success after graduation. The university also hosts working chemists balancing careers and scholarship, supporting their professional development and recognizing external research activities as a contribution to the learning process.

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Center for Mass Spectrometry
The Stevens Center for Mass Spectrometry is one of the best-equipped academic facilities in the U.S. With six mass analyzers incorporating time-of-flight and quadrupolar techniques, and a variety of inlets such as electrospray, MALDI, ApCI, EI and CI, the Center is second-to-none.

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Admission Requirements

Admission into the Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree programs requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, or in a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.

Required Documentation

All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores*
  • Application fee

Optional Documents:

  • Resume/CV

* Starting Fall 2014 GRE scores required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering and Sciences. (Code #2819) All scores are only valid for five years prior to the application term. GRE required for all PhD applicants.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

TOEFL/IELTS - International students (Code #2819).  For English language proficiency requirements please click here.

Approximately two weeks following receipt of the above material, you will receive a decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the program to which you were accepted, as well as your assigned Academic Advisor's contact information.

For questions related to program requirements please check with the Office of Graduate Admissions at [email protected].

For more details on deadlines and how to apply please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website at