Chemistry Graduate Program

A chemistry graduate student works in a lab by mixing materials with a tool while another student and a professor observe.

Become a master chemist

In less than two years, you can get the training and knowledge to go far in chemistry.

Land higher-paying jobs in the industry or move on to advanced study (PhD).

Why earn a master's degree in chemistry at Missouri State?

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  • Receive great preparation – Our goal: Get you ready for your next move. Become qualified for PhD programs in chemistry and biochemistry, or jobs at industry and government labs.
  • Have all the resources you need – Our state-of-the-art labs and tools show you what it’s like to be a professional chemist.
  • Showcase your research skills – Work with expert faculty on big research projects. Get published and recognized for your expertise.
  • Save money on your degree – MSU has affordable tuition compared to other schools. Scholarships and several graduate assistantships are available.

Areas of specialization

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical education
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Materials chemistry (polymer chemistry and nanotechnology)
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry

Interdisciplinary studies

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental science 
  • Materials science


“(This program) will help me in the sense that I know how to work well with others and discuss ideas from different approaches.”

Preston Clubb
Lab researcher and graduate teaching assistant, chemistry, Missouri State.

Degree options

Earn your degree on the timeline that suits you. You’ll be able to pick courses that support your goals.

Degree option
Follow the normal degree plan timeline, which can be completed in under two years if you take summer classes.
Degree option
Are you a highly motivated student with strong grades? Begin your graduate studies as you finish your bachelor’s degree (major).

Find the lab for you

Research is pivotal for your growth and development. You can partner with active faculty who are well-respected in their fields.
A chemistry graduate student smiles next to his workstation in a lab.
Careers and Outcomes
Be ready for advanced study (PhD) or the workplace.