Chemistry Master's Degree Curriculum Overview

The chemistry master’s degree program is based on a solid foundation in the major core5 areas of chemistry which includes organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and biochemistry. Additional courses in advanced chemistry are available in those areas in which Stevens has unique strengths, such as polymer chemistry, natural products, medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, and instrumental analysis.

By the end of this program, students will be able to:

  • Determine physical properties of molecules such as kinetic parameters, thermodynamic properties, and molecular mass, explain properties and behavior
  • Employ standard methods to synthesize, organic and inorganic molecules and determine purity and yield
  • Identify and quantify chemical materials using instrumental analytical methods such as IR, UV, NMR, mass spectrometry, and chromatographic and electrochemical methods
  • Prepare written laboratory reports in acceptable standard journal article format, give oral presentations
  • Write reviews of the scientific literature on chemical topics of molecules using appropriate theoretical methods such as Molecular Orbital Theory

Below are some of the typical courses available in this program.

Core Courses Include:

  • Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  • Advanced Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Advanced Organic and Heterocyclic Chemistry I
  • Advanced Instrumental Analysis

Concentration Courses Include:


  • Spectra and Structure Determination
  • Advanced Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
  • Separation Methods in Analytical and Organic Chemistry
  • Modern Mass Spectrometry


  • Biochemistry II – Bio-molecular Structure and Function
  • Biochemical Laboratory Techniques
  • Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Immunology
  • Cell Biology Laboratory Techniques
  • Cellular Signal Transduction


  • Advanced Organic and Heterocyclic Chemistry II
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Natural Products
  • Spectra and Structure Determination
  • Medicinal Chemistry


  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Spectra and Structure Determination


  • Polymer Functionality

If you have existing graduate credits or experience in this area of study, contact [email protected] to discuss opportunities to include it in the curriculum.