M.S. Programs in Chemistry

 

Achieve greatness

A M.S. in Chemistry will prepare you for a rewarding career doing basically whatever you want. You could continue your education and become a teacher, doctor, or lawyer. You could move right into the workforce in the industry of your choosing. Your options are wide open with a M.S. in Chemistry. So, lets get started!

Degree Requirements
 
 

Our Program

The Chemistry department Masters programs provide post-baccalaureate training in one or more of the primary subdisciplines of chemistry, including analytical, organic, inorganic, and physical. Your training is in the form of advanced coursework, advanced techniques associated with a research project, and dissemination of ideas in both written and oral. We offer M.S. degree concentrations in three areas:  Chemistry,  Biochemistry and Neuroscience, and Environmental Chemistry. 

Degree Concentrations

We offer M.S. degree concentrations in three areas

  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry and Neuroscience
  • Environmental Chemistry  
You will write a research-based thesis and your results from research will appear in peer-reviewed publications or form the basis for future publications. Our primary goal is that you will either be accepted into nationally accredited graduate or professional programs or will have secured professional employment that makes significant use of your degree. 

Learning Outcomes

A M.S. in Chemistry will likely afford you a career in chemistry or continue your education at the Ph.D. level or in professional schools such as medical, law, and business.

  • Graduates attain a level of technical ability and knowledge to function as professionals in their discipline.
  • Communication/presentation skills are consistent with professional standards.   
  • Graduates obtain employment or continue education in the field following graduation.  
  • In addition to the above intended outcomes, M.S. graduates will have performed research using technical and problem solving skills to contribute to their field.


Program Coordinators

Are you interested in pursuing your M.S. at UAF? Please reach out to our faculty. We would love to discuss your research and education possibilities.

William Simpson

William Simpson

Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. Stanford University, 1995. (Physical and Atmospheric Chemistry; Environmental Chemistry; Spectroscopy)

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Thomas Trainor

Thomas Trainor

Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. Stanford University, 2001. (Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry; Surface Chemistry)

Reichardt Building

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William Howard

William Howard

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. Columbia University, 1995. (Inorganic Chemistry)

Reichardt Building

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Kelly Drew

Kelly Drew

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ph.D., Albany Medical College, 1988. (Neuropharmacology)

Murie Building, Room 223

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