Master of Science, (M.S.) Chemistry
When students enter McNulty Hall — home of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry — the message is clear: Seton Hall is a state-of-the-art research and teaching center, strongly committed to scientific discovery. Students appreciate our innovative facilities — including flexible labs — while learning from some of chemistry’s brightest minds. We offer four options for this degree, each tailored to different career or research goals. Whether you’re planning to pursue a life in the research, teaching, or the business side of chemistry, we can help you get there.
Students choose from four options with this degree: a research-based M.S. with thesis (30 credits); a coursework-based M.S. without thesis; an M.S. with a minor in business administration (34 credits); and a research-based M.S. leading to Ph.D. candidacy (30 credits). All master’s students take courses in each of the five branches of chemistry. Research opportunities are available in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and computational chemistry, as well as in biochemistry. Our department is committed to collaborative research with other institutions, particularly the local chemical industry in northern New Jersey.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Chemistry
Doctoral students complete a dissertation and 70 credits, spread across research, course work and seminars. Choose from courses in analytical, organic, physical, inorganic and biochemistry, including Chemical Kinetics, Quantum Chemistry and Proteins. In your final year, you’ll present a full seminar on your research contributions. Students who enter the program with an M.S. must complete at least 40 additional credits to earn their Ph.D.
International Students must provide proper immigration documents and have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 for the paper based test and 80 for the Internet-based test (22 for the speaking portion)