Masters in Chemistry

Masters in Chemistry – Take Your Career to the Next Level


By earning your masters in chemistry, you have the opportunity to gain the professional training you need in order to take your career to the next level.  Governors State’s M.S. in Analytical Chemistry degree provides students valuable hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation, procedures and computer analysis.  Our comprehensive program gives students the chance to work with an extremely qualified and dedicated faculty. 

GSU’s graduates will find fulfilling work in careers as analytical chemists in laboratories that specialize in the application of wet chemical and instrumental procedures or in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition students are prepared to pursue a Ph.D. in various chemistry disciplines.


GSU’s High-Quality Masters in Chemistry Programs


Our masters in chemistry degree give students the skills to understand the importance of future biotechnology and the analytical techniques that will be needed to support it.  As part of the Analytical Chemistry program’s requirements, students choose between a thesis, project or internship that will entail a total of 4 to 7 credit hours.

The gifted professors at GSU bring to students a range of research interests that include photochemistry, spectrochemistry, trace analysis of organic pesticides, chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and electro-chemistry.  Students are also presented with studies in the analysis of metals in the environment, water analysis, biochemistry, computational chemistry, equations of state, bio-organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry and catalysis.

Another reason to consider Governors State’s exceptional program for chemistry masters is the fact that the job growth for chemists in Illinois is expected to be three times higher than the national growth over the next several years.  In addition along with the greater demand for chemists, the median salary was also twice as high in Illinois than nationally in 2008. 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections and the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis Division and Illinois Wage Information.

Please see the Division of Science Chemistry web pages for further information and requirements regarding all of our Chemistry programs.

At GSU we offer a wide variety of exceptional academic programs, activities and services.  In every college we have stellar programs and world-class professors; all focused on delivering academic excellence in a small-class setting.  We invite you to learn more about our M.S. in Analytical Chemistry program and to advance your qualifications with the masters in Chemistry.

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