Advance your career in STEM
Complete advanced chemical research through our Master of Science in Chemistry program. We offer four different tracks and both thesis and non-thesis options to suit your interests and meet your career goals. You’ll have access to modern chemical instrumentation like Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, atomic absorption, and gas and liquid chromatography. Gain the confidence you need to pursue chemical sciences as a profession. Whether it’s pursuing a doctorate, community college and public school teaching, or governmental and industrial employment, this program is right for you.
No foreign language credits required
Non-thesis 36, Thesis 30
Thesis and non-thesis options available
Chemistry (MS) :: Focus your Passion
Focus Your Passion
Our department offers four different tracks that cater to your research interests and career goals. Discover which program works best for you.
Our traditional thesis program consists of ten courses (30 credit hours) plus one additional thesis course (6 hours). If you are interested in further graduate work or professional programs, we recommend choosing the Thesis Track. You’ll work one-on-one with our experienced faculty and research topics that interest you.
Professional Chemistry Track (Non-Thesis)
Our 34-hour program lets you complete research in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry or physical chemistry. If you’re interested in working in the chemical industry or pursuing a Ph.D. program, this program is for you.
Professional Chemical Business Track (Non-Thesis)
Interested in working in the chemical industry as an entrepreneur or business leader? The Professional Business Track combines chemistry with a strong foundation in business management. You’ll partner with the College of Business for a world-class educational experience. Learn the ropes of economics and apply your knowledge to the chemical industry through our professional program.
Professional Chemical Education Track (Non-Thesis)
Are you a chemistry educator looking to expand your knowledge and enhance your classroom experience? Our Professional Chemical Education Track gives you the tools to do so. You’ll take additional courses from the College of Education through our program. This track also enables you to teach at the community college level.
Master of Science in Chemistry :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN CHEMISTRY
Take on our mission to build a better Texas that is eager to compete in an interconnected world with creativity, ethical leadership and imagination. We don’t just discover the future; we make it.
The College of Science and Engineering is a gateway to in-demand STEM careers projected to make up a significant portion of the U.S. and global economy.
Shape an innovative framework with an award-winning faculty including four College of Science and Engineering Regents Professors, a highly selective honor for exemplary contributions to the university, community and the State of Texas.
Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in various fields.
Master of Science in Chemistry :: 1.07 Careers
With a graduate degree in chemistry, you can become a highly valued scientist, providing your knowledge and approach to problem-solving toward a career in research, teaching or business. As a graduate, you are well-positioned to transition quickly when internship and job opportunities present themselves.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
Master of Science in Chemistry :: 1.08 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce chemistry students.
Master of Science in Chemistry :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES
This is a one-semester graduate-level course in biochemistry that will help you develop mastery in the nomenclature and function of the major classes of molecules associated with living organisms. The subject matter is appropriate to prepare you for doctoral programs in chemistry or biochemistry.
This course offers you a study of the fundamental mechanisms of organic reactions with emphasis on the effects of structural and stereochemical changes on the course of reactions.
You will be assigned a reading or an original research project that you will do under the guidance of a faculty member. If you are in option I, you may take this course in addition to CHEM 518. If you are in option II, you may take this course to improve your qualifications and career prospects.
Graduate Program Costs
The tuition and fees for a graduate student in the taking 9 credit hours is $3,594 for a Texas resident and $6,897 for a non-resident.