Here, you explore the chemistry of our world.
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
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).
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.
Graduate Academic Advisor
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.
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.
What You Will Learn
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