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Master in Chemistry, RITStudy Chemistry in Rochester, New York

The Master in Chemistry at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York is designed to fill the needs of both the traditional student and the practicing, fully-employed chemist in achieving an in-depth knowledge of chemistry.

RIT's Master in Chemistry is offered on either a full- or part-time basis, and involves independent study and the development of the ability to solve fundamental scientific problems. Research- and teaching-oriented faculty, as well as excellent facilities and equipment mark the Master in Chemistry. Research can result in either a project report or a thesis.

The Master in Chemistry aims to increase the breadth and depth of students' chemistry knowledge. Students develop the ability to solve scientific problems with minimal supervision. Concentrations within this chemistry education program are physical, analytical, organic, and inorganic chemistry.

The following requirements are set for the Master in Chemistry:

1. A minimum of 45 quarter credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree
2. Nine credit hours in research (minimum) for the MS thesis option
3. Passage of an oral defense of the MS thesis

Upon completion of the Master in Chemistry, graduates are well-prepared to launch successful careers in the field of chemistry.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for the Master in Chemistry at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York are:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in chemistry from an accredited college or university. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in another scientific discipline and the equivalent of a full year’s course work in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, and calculus also will be considered for admission
  • proficiency in English, demonstrated by IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE Academic test scores

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for the Bachelor in Chemistry at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York is $31,584 (US) per year.


Graduates of this program will be awarded a Master of Science in Chemistry.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Graduate Enrollment, Bausch & Lomb Center, 58 Lomb Memorial Drive
14623 Rochester, NY

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