University of Maryland - College Park

Office of Extended Studies

Master of Chemical and Life Sciences


College Park

Washington, DC 20742

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Chemical and Life Sciences (30 credits)

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Chemical and Life Sciences is an online content-based masters program designed primarily for middle and high school science teachers that provides in depth knowledge of current research areas in the biological, biochemical, and biomedical sciences. The courses cover subject matter as diverse as genetic engineering and gene therapy to chemistry, ecology and the concepts of biocomplexity. University faculty who are experts in the field will lead discussion sessions on topics of current interest with significant social impact. The program also provides a set of laboratory experiences that facilitates the presentation of many of these concepts in the classroom. Aside from the laboratory experiences, all courses will be offered exclusively through distance education as online courses. Our infrastructure provides a web based asynchronous program.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

International Student Requirements:

International students and applicants with foreign credentials must submit academic records in the original language with literal English translations. Allow at least three months for evaluation. TOEFL scores are also required for all international applicants.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

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