Gain highly valued research skills in one of the oldest chemical biology programs in the nation.

The Master of Science in Chemical Biology program at Stevens gives you unparalleled preparation for a range of satisfying careers in research, medicine and industry. Our program is the first chemical biology program that was founded in the U.S. Our historical presence in the field serves our students well, both while they are here at Stevens and beyond graduation.

Along with advanced theoretical studies, you’ll pursue original research in world-class laboratories under the mentorship of leading experts in the field. You’ll acquire the in-depth lab experience that top employers look for and make connections in pharma, medicine and academia that will help you thrive. We’re also just 15 minutes from downtown Manhattan and situated in the center of the New Jersey pharmaceutical corridor.

Resources for Your Ideas & Research

Some of the major advantages of studying chemical biology at a premier research institution like Stevens include support for your ideas, great mentors, industry connections and the best tools for your research.

Program Features

You can complete the M.S. in Chemical Biology in as little as three semesters if you choose not to pursue a thesis project. The thesis, however, provides excellent career preparation and allows you to demonstrate the advanced research experience that employers like to see. With the thesis, the program can be completed in two years of full-time enrollment.

Student adding sample to petri dish in lab

Other Features

Part-time or full-time enrollment

Accreditation from the American Chemical Society (ACS)

World-class laboratories with industry-standard equipment

An optional research thesis on a topic of your choosing

One-on-one mentorship with a faculty research advisor

Focuses on inorganic, organic and medicinal chemistry

Particular strength in cellular signal transduction

Technical courses in computational chemistry and analytical chemistry

Fellowships and research assistantships

Learn About the Curriculum

Faculty Profile

Meet Outstanding Speakers

Speaker standing at podium

Stivala Lectures in Chemistry Series

The department invites an outstanding scientist for a day of lectures and discussions on timely topics in chemistry. The BCB department also hosts a preeminent scientist for a sequence of informal talks and formal lectures. Previous lecturers have included Kenneth Pitzer and Herman Mark and the Nobelists William Lipscomb, Sir Derek Barton, Ilya Prigogine, Arthur Kornberg, Rosalyn Yalow, Sidney Altman and George Palade.

Department News and Events

Engineering Great Careers

Discover how a master’s in chemical biology from Stevens helps you reach the higher levels of the profession.

Who Should Apply

We welcome applicants who have a passion for combining biology and chemistry to solve complex problems in medicine. Applicants must hold either an undergraduate degree in chemistry with strong biology background or an undergraduate degree in biology with strong chemistry background from an accredited college or university. Applicants must have an undergraduate grade point average of "B" or better.

Student sitting in Ruesterholz Admissions Center

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

*GRE score sare required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering & Sciences (Code #2819). Scores are valid for five years prior to the application term.

Application Requirements

Get in Touch


Location On Campus

The Schaefer School of Engineering & Science McLean Hall, Room 418
1 Castle Point Terrace
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Contact Types

Department Leaders

Patricia Muisener Teaching Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology; Program Director, Chemistry & Chemical Biology