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MS Chemistry


Course Description

EXPLORE THE FRONTIERS OF CHEMISTRY‌
From drug discovery to nanotechnology, exciting opportunities abound in the dynamic field of chemistry. At Sacred Heart University, we combine theoretical lectures with hands-on lab work to deliver an exceptional learning experience. Our state-of-the-art facilities feature some of the most advanced instrumentation in the region.

Our popular built-for-results program attracts students from all over the world who seek to obtain a competitive, advanced degree and take advantage of Sacred Heart’s ideal location—near many of the country’s top pharmaceutical and industrial companies, including Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and General Electric.

Whether you seek to advance your career or fulfill requirements in order to pursue a Ph.D, M.D., D.M.D. or D.D.S. degree, the master’s in chemistry at Sacred Heart University can help you accomplish your goals. You will gain knowledge, tools and skills that translate into real-world results—equipping you to effectively contribute on local, national and international levels.

Designed to support students with varied backgrounds and interests, this program offers you a choice of several options—allowing you to match your schedule with your academic and professional goals. At Sacred Heart University, you can choose from three options:

1. M.S. in Chemistry Thesis Track
Gain experience in modern experimental techniques and deepen your understanding of laboratory operations and computational computer modeling. Working under the supervision of a faculty advisor, you will craft a proposal for your thesis project. Thesis projects typically include approximately six months of research that culminates in a written thesis.
In this program, you will:
• Strengthen your knowledge in the basic areas of chemistry—inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, and biochemistry—and focus your studies in an area of interest
• Conduct extensive research in order to complete your thesis project
• Recognize scientific problems, formulate questions and answers and carry out strategies for solving them
• Improve your ability to understand and apply scientific literature in scientific settings
• Effectively communicate scientific information, in both written and oral forms
• Understand the principles and applications of modern instrumentation, computation, experimental design and data analysis

The Master of Chemistry Thesis Track requires a total of 30 credits.

2. M.S. in Chemistry Non-Thesis Track
Designed for students with relevant industry experience and individuals whose employment or other circumstances preclude them from doing a master's thesis.
In this program, you will:
• Strengthen your knowledge in the basic areas of chemistry—inorganic, organic, physical, analytical and biochemistry
• Become familiar with the recent advances in the chemistry field
• Effectively communicate scientific information, both in writing and orally
• Improve your ability to understand and apply scientific literature in scientific settings
• Culminate by orally defending an exit exam

The Master of Chemistry Non-Thesis Track requires a total of 34 credits for the non-thesis track.

3. M.S. in Molecular Biochemistry Non-Thesis Track
In this program, you will:
- Gain exposure to the major chemistry sub-disciplines
- Learn the chemistry of biomolecules
- Explore state-of-the-art bioanalytical methods
- Attain a comprehensive understanding of computational and traditional methods using the latest equipment and programs
- Focus on hands-on training in molecular biochemistry

The Master of Molecular Biochemistry requires a total of 33 credits.

[{Additional Information
International applicants must provide a copy of their passport, a sponsor letter, and a bank letter in order to promptly receive an I-20.

Part-time and evening M.S. classes for working professionals (thesis and non-thesis track available)

This program will accommodate the busy schedules of working professional by offering part-time and evening classes.

Entry Requirements

‌‎‌‎Applicants should have a strong undergraduate record from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or related science. Students without a science background are invited to apply; however, they may need to complete prerequisite coursework before being considered for admission. TOEFL or IELTS scores are also needed of you are a non-native speaker of English.

Course Fees

2015/16 Full-time: $8,000 per semester, Part-time: $825 per credit


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