Graduate Chemistry Offerings @ NEIU

Master of Science in Chemistry

This program provides graduate education for students planning careers in industry, business, teaching or additional graduate work or professional studies.  Two options in the program are available, the Separation Science Emphasis, or the traditional General Program Emphasis

  • The Separation Science Emphasis, the first of its kind in the Chicagoland area, is designed to train chemists for the largest subset of industrial analytical chemistry known as Separation Science.  Highlighted in this emphasis are the studies of and research in gas and liquid chromatography and related technologies. Those planning careers in the pharmaceutical industry and in the environmental sciences will be well prepared by completing this emphasis in their master's degree program.
  • The General Program Emphasis is a more broad program of study well suited to teachers, and students intending to enter professional schools or to continue further graduate work in chemistry. 

Requirements for Admission to the Program:

  1. Students must first fulfill the requirements for admission to the Graduate College.
  2. Full admission to the program requires at least a 3.0 (B) average in the following prerequisite undergraduate courses:

(a) two (2) semesters of general chemistry, two semesters of organic chemistry, two semesters of physical chemistry, and one semester of analytical chemistry (all of these must include laboratory); 
(b) two (2) semesters (normally eight credit hours) of physics including laboratory 
(c) two (2) semesters (normally eight credit hours) of calculus. 

Conditional admission to the program may be granted when a students has a marginal undergraduate record or a deficiency in prerequisite undergraduate courses.  All conditions must be fulfilled for candidacy (see below). 

If the admission file/evaluation is not completed by the time of registration, the student may choose to register as a graduate student-at-large provided the appropriated application accordance with their established deadlines. 

Academic Advising

For more information please contact the Graduate chemistry advisor.

The current chemistry graduate advisor is Dr. Veronica Curtis-Palmer.