American University

College of Arts and Sciences

Chemistry (MS)


4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Chemistry (MS)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Chemistry features small research groups and classes and close student-faculty relationships. Students can design a course of study that allows them to upgrade current skills, or they can explore a new facet of chemistry. An M.S. degree in chemistry prepares graduate students for careers in various areas of research, development, education, and administration, or for further study at the doctoral level. The thesis requirement expands laboratory skills to give students better preparation for entry into the job market. The MS in Chemistry offers tracks in analytical and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, and organic chemistry.


The Department of Chemistry at American University is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

International Student Requirements:

Please see American University's College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Admission’s website for admission requirements.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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