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What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

The thesis program requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate coursework. The non-thesis program requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate coursework.

Where will I take classes?

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: May 1 (Priority Deadline: December 1)
  • Spring: September 15
  • Summer: April 1

Chemistry, M.S.

The Georgia State University Department of Chemistry has research programs in each of the five traditional areas of chemistry, with a bioinformatics option available in each:

  • Analytical
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysical
  • Chemical Education
  • Organic/Medicinal

Our students have the opportunity to conduct research at the interface of chemistry and biology under the guidance of our dynamic research faculty, many of whom are distinguished and noted scholars. The department’s goal is to deliver high quality instructional programs at the graduate level to prepare students for productive careers in academia, industry and government.

Program Highlights

Faculty are leading experts in their own field, serving on panels and study sections at agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation.

We offer outstanding facilities to support research efforts.

More than 150 graduate students are enrolled as of fall 2019 with nearly 60 pursuing the master's degree

The Department of Chemistry offers graduate assistantships which include an annual stipend and waived tuition.

Regents' Professor Binghe Wang is one of the dynamic faculty members conducting cutting-edge research at the interface of chemistry and biology.

Regents' Professor of Chemistry Binghe Wang

Program Details

In addition to the online graduate application, the program has the following requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree in Chemistry or a related field from an accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate academic transcript.
  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 or higher unless you are exempt from the TOEFL exam (see FAQs below).
  • Written responses to five short-essay prompts that appear in the application.
  • At least two letters of recommendation from people familiar with the student's work and background.

For more information about applying to the M.S. program in Chemistry, please see our Frequency Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

The thesis program requires the completion of the core area, elective courses and thesis research.

The non-thesis program requires the completion of the core and elective courses and a non-thesis paper.

Both programs require students to complete non-course requirements that cover teaching and lab safety procedures, and a foreign language or research skill.

The program provides a tuition waiver to full-time students.

The emphasis of the master's program is the training of scientists. The M.S. program will produce well-trained professionals who possess a high level of proficiency in modern chemical techniques and knowledge of modern chemical problems.



Our program prepares graduates to pursue careers in varying fields, including those in academics, research, government and private organizations.


Co-Directors of Graduate Studies
Dr. Suazette Mooring
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College Advisor
Telayah Richards
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