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Chemistry Master's Program

Program Details


Master of Science


On campus


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Gain the hands-on experience and mentorship you need for a successful career in chemical research.

The chemistry master’s program at Stevens gives you unparalleled preparation for a range of satisfying careers in research and industry. You’ll work closely with recognized leaders in the field, conduct your own original research and gain the in-depth lab experience that top employers look for. Our graduates go on to thrive in academia, pharma, medicine and a range of expanding opportunities in chemistry and chemical biology.

The opportunities for chemists are endless, therefore, our curriculum is designed to give you interdisciplinary training, rigorous theoretical instruction and lots of exposure to experimental methods and state-of-the-art equipment. The chemistry master’s program showcases strong research strengths in mass spectrometry, computational chemistry, organic and medicinal chemistry. You will find exceptional research and mentorship opportunities within our premier research centers and laboratories.

Technology-Centric Professional Skills

As an integral part of pursuing the master’s degree, we encourage you to choose a graduate certificate in an area of technological focus of your choice. The graduate certificates are designed to impart specific professional skills that are highly desired by industry and that match your career interests. Taught by faculty with more than 100 years combined experience in the industry, you will learn these skill sets as they are currently practiced in the industrial settings.

Available concentrations that result in a graduate certificate:

This program’s medical science electives like physiology, pathophysiology, and cancer biology also help strengthen medical and dental school, and Ph.D. program applications. 

The Stevens Advantage: Widen Your Career Options

A student wearing safety goggles works with chemical equipment in a lab.Stevens is located just 15 minutes from downtown Manhattan in Hoboken, New Jersey. The state is widely recognized as “the medicine chest of the world” in the healthcare industry, housing over 300 biotechnology and life science companies – including 17 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies. Because of this geographical tie, Stevens’ Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology has a strong historical relationship with many of these companies, giving you critical networking opportunities.

Learn more about what makes graduate education from Stevens a unique experience:

  • Graduate Cooperative Education Program: Available with two tracks, your co-op experience can serve as a starting point for a research project or augment your on-campus research with complimentary experience.

  • International Student Experience: Tap into our expanding worldwide network of research, academic and alumni partners and mentor with our expert faculty in a number of federally-designated STEM degree programs. Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is available to gain work experience in your major/field of study.

  • State-of-the-Art Research Labs and Facilities: Build, tinker and test your designs in Stevens' MakerCenter, Prototype and Object Fabrication Lab, or numerous other research facilities.

  • Research Opportunities: Renowned faculty, labs and research centers – as well as industry partnerships and funding from leading national agencies – support strategic and interdisciplinary research in engineering and science.

Hands-On Chemistry and Chemical Biology Research

At Stevens, you have the ability to join research groups with students at a variety of levels of experience, and outstanding faculty so you can learn cutting-edge technology as a team, just like in the real-world. In our state-of-the-art research labs and facilities, you'll have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning.

  • Training in drug formulation and drug discovery

  • Focuses on biochemistry and inorganic, organic, analytical, physical, computational and medicinal chemistry

  • Technical/laboratory courses in biochemistry, computational and analytical chemistry

Student in a Stevens sweatshirt handling test tubes in a lab.More opportunities for Stevens graduate students include:

Find out more about life as a chemical biology graduate student at Stevens by visiting the links below.

Program Admission Requirements

Graduate Programs That Advance Your Career

A recruiter and a Stevens student shake hands at a career event.The chemistry master's program develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success in a variety of roles like:

  • Chemist

  • Computational Scientist

  • Technical Writer

  • Research Scientist

  • Forensic Scientist

  • Formulation or Materials Scientist

Our graduates have been hired at: Stryker, Moderna, Merck, Avantar, Roche

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