Why earn a master's degree in chemistry?

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Spring:
Dec. 1
Summer:
May 1

As the foundation of all molecular sciences, chemistry plays an increasingly important role in advancing almost every area of scientific knowledge. The chemistry master's program at UND gives you a broad education in chemical principles along with a targeted focus in one of the following specialties:

  • Analysis and applications
  • Theory
  • Synthesis

Thesis and non-thesis options are available for this program. Under the supervision of an expert chemistry faculty member, you'll conduct original research and present it in the form of an M.S. thesis. And you'll prepare to launch a career as a professional research chemist or chemistry educator.

Chemistry at UND

  • Attend national and international conferences to present your research.

  • Receive financial support through a teaching assistantship.

  • Work with experienced faculty who regularly publish peer-reviewed research.

  • Present at least one departmental seminar.

  • Use state-of-the-art instrumentation.

  • Participate in our Chemistry Graduate Student Association and other student activities.

Chemistry Careers

78K

Mean annual salary for chemists

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

A master's degree in chemistry gives you concrete skills that are essential to professional success — including technical skills and the ability to communicate effectively. The majority of our graduates go on to careers as chemists in major industrial companies. Others become chemists at governmental agencies or academic institutions. Additional options include:

A master's degree in chemistry gives you concrete skills that are essential to professional success including technical skills and the ability to communicate effectively. The majority of our graduates go on to careers as chemists in major industrial companies. Others become chemists at governmental agencies or instructors in academic institutions. Additional options can be divided into five main sectors: industry, academia, government, non-profit, and entrepreneurship:

  • Applied Research and Product Development
  • Biotechnology.
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Cheminformatics
  • Energy
  • Environmental protection
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Materials/polymers
  • Quality Control
  • Toxicology
  • Water Chemistry

A master's in chemistry also provides a great foundation for further study at the doctoral level.

UND Chemistry Alumni

Chemistry alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • 3M Science
  • Agilent, Inc.
  • University of Minnesota
  • Corning, Inc.
  • Purdue University
  • University of North Carolina
  • United States Department of the Navy

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Hands-On Experience

Conduct research in an environment tailored to help you achieve your goals.