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Chemistry

Program Summary

The master’s degree in chemistry is for students who want to focus on developing the skills necessary for research, development and education in this competitive industry. You can select from three options: thesis, essay or teacher certification while enjoying individualized attention and a wide range of research opportunities.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.S. in Chemistry

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary Nanotechnology

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 Feb 1 for assistantship
Spring October 1 December 10 October 1 for assistantship
Summer June 1

For More Information

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Faraday Hall 319
Program website
chemgrad@niu.edu
815-753-6870

Director of Graduate Studies:
Dr. Victor Ryzhov
ryzhov@niu.edu 815-753-6955

Application Contact: 
Ryan Damhoff
rdamhoff@niu.edu
815-753-6855

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