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Analytical chemists explore the composition and structure of substances to better understand how they behave under different conditions. Governors State’s Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry prepares students for employment in public and private laboratories specializing in advanced analytical instrumentation and wet chemical methods. Analytical chemists are highly valued in many fields for their abilities to promote safety, ensure regulatory compliance, support healthcare innovation, and solve industry-related problems.

This graduate major is designed to build upon an undergraduate background in chemistry or a related field, providing a theoretical base in analytical chemistry and practical experience with analytical instrumentation.

Reach Your Career Goals

Analytical chemists make qualitative and quantitative determinations about structure, composition, and nature of materials and develop analytical techniques, study relationships and interactions, and identify the presence and concentration of chemical pollutants.

Why Get a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry?

As a graduate student in the Analytical Chemistry program, you will gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation, procedures, and computer analysis—practice that is critical to the field. Recognizing the importance of future genetic engineering technology, M.S in Analytical Chemistry includes studies in biochemistry to explore the analytical techniques necessary for the future of chemistry theory.

As of 2018, the median annual salary for chemists is $76,890, while Chicago’s mean salary for chemists is $74,430 (Bureau of Labor Statistics).


Delivery Format

Achieve your master’s degree in as little as 18 months. Governors State’s 35-credit hour Analytical Chemistry M.S. is offered fully on-campus or in a hybrid format. Enroll full-time to jumpstart your career, or part-time
for added flexibility.

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Advisor Information

Paula McMullen
Academic Advisor

  • Weronikaleja-Liga

    Weronika Leja, Laboratory Assistant at Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

    In an undergraduate course at GSU, I found my passion for biochemistry—the combination of mathematical principles with biology was almost magical to me. When I began my Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry, I fell back in love with the molecules and reactions that make it so complex and fascinating. In my current role, I use the skills I learned in the chemistry labs at GSU to help analyze, treat, and safely release water back into surrounding rivers.

  • Ranmohotti_sanjaya

    Dr. K. G. Sanjaya Ranmohotti, Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

    Our Analytical Chemistry students are provided advanced coursework covering practical and theoretical aspects of analytical chemistry through the use of cutting-edge advanced instrumentation. We give hands-on training in chromatography (GC, HPLC), spectroscopy (IR, NMR), and mass spectrometry (GC/MS, LC/MS) so that students are prepared to enter almost any laboratory position.

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