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.Apply nowRequest info
Courses and Requirements
To learn more about the program's requirements and courses, visit the Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry's catalog page.Program catalog
Careers in Chemistry
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 2022, the national median wage for chemists was $90,530, while the median wage in Northwest Illinois was $103,370 (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Earn your master’s degree
in 18 to 24 months. Governors State’s 35-credit hour Analytical
Chemistry M.S. is offered fully on-campus. Enroll
full-time to jumpstart your career, or part-time for added flexibility.