The non-thesis Master of Science in Chemistry is a Purdue University degree offered in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
The Master of Science program in Chemistry requires 30 credit hours of study beyond the baccalaureate level. It is designed for students seeking careers as professional chemists. Graduates of the program often choose industrial positions, but others enter Ph.D. programs in chemistry or related areas.
The non-thesis option requires 30 hours of course work alone. Because research experience is essential in an advanced chemistry program, this option is recommended for part-time students only. Students in this option usually are employed full time and are engaged in research activity as part of their employment.
You will complete courses from three of the following areas: analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical. Typically, students take three courses in their primary area and two courses outside of it to meet these requirements.
Understanding your requirements
- 30 credit hours of approved graduate courses (6 hours can be 59900)
- 9 credit hours must be in the primary major area
- 6 credit hours must be outside the major area in at least two other (separate) areas
- 12 credit hours must be approved 600 level courses