WPI’s coursework-based master’s in chemistry can be either a part-time or full-time, thesis or non-thesis, program program designed for targeted, in-depth investigations in advanced topics in modern chemistry. Our flexible plan of study and individualized advising helps you tailor the program to your interests and career goals.
For a more robust program with additional research opportunities, consider WPI’s PhD degree program in Chemistry.
In collaboration with a program advisor, you will select courses from Chemistry and additional disciplines that give you what you need to succeed—from organic chemistry, to the life sciences, to materials research. Advanced chemistry topics to explore include medicinal chemistry, theory, and applications of NMR spectroscopy, molecular modeling, and chemical spectroscopy. You can also supplement your master’s in chemistry studies with high-level undergraduate courses.
You can choose a thesis option, consisting of high-level original research, or a non-thesis option with additional coursework. Hands-on research and lab work will also be an integral component of many of your courses.
WPI’s MS chemistry faculty researchers are known for fueling advances with the potential to change the way we live in areas such as health, nanotechnology, biomedical sensors, and clean energy.
You will have many opportunities to learn from and work alongside faculty and students conducting research in such areas as these:
- Computational Chemistry
- Drug Design and Synthesis
- Enzyme Kinetics
- Fluorescence Spectroscopy
- Molecular Modeling
- Optical and Electrochemical Sensors
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Curious About What You Can Do With a Master’s in Chemistry?
Are you already a driven, aspiring chemist and curious about landing the best jobs with a master’s in chemistry? Maybe you’re asking what you can do with a master’s in chemistry, the salary, or industry requirements. Be sure to explore our career outlook for chemistry which showcases sample companies who have hired WPI grads, master’s in chemistry salary information, and more.
Earn a Master’s in Biochemistry or Medicinal Plant Chem Instead
Are you fascinated by genetic research, food science, or even treating diseases? Explore a master’s in biochemistry where you’ll conduct in-depth investigations and hands-on lab work that fuels advances in the biochemistry field. Maybe you have an interest in studying medicinal plant chemistry? Our master’s in medicinal plant-based chemistry is one of the few grad programs in the U.S. where students can earn an advance degree in plant chemistry. This student-centric program dives into courses like plant natural products, drugs in the brain, fermentation biology, and more.
Ready for a PhD? Explore Our Chemistry PhD Programs.
Do you want to expand your horizons and lead life-changing research alongside fellow chemists? Our PhD in chemistry brings students to the front and center of globally recognized work in chemical engineering as they conduct “research for a purpose.” Get ready to emerge as a leader who takes on challenges in areas like nanotechnology, biofuels, and more. Maybe you want to be on the forefront of advances that impact human health and the environment in which we live. Explore a PhD in biochemistry where you will work on pressing challenges in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, and even engineering.
Just Beginning Your Career? Consider a BS in Chemistry.
Whether you’re just starting to think about what you want to major in or have a true passion for chemistry, be sure to explore a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Emerge as a chemist while gaining hands-on experience using advanced scientific tools and techniques. Maybe you’re interested in studying the transformations that occur in living organisms? Explore our bachelor’s in biochemistry which enables students to investigate important discoveries in chemistry and biology.
Fascinated with Chemistry, but Majoring in a Different Discipline?
Even if you don’t plan to major in chemistry, you can gain enough experience to apply chemistry to your academic plan. Look into WPI’s minor in biochemistry if you want expertise in life processes, a broader foundation in your practical laboratory skills, or an understanding of how to apply biochemistry principles to a business path. You can also design a minor in chemistry that will match your goals— whether that is an overall understanding of chemistry or a minor that lets you delve into a focus on physical or medicinal chemistry.