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Master of Science in Chemistry

Lehigh University



Lehigh University's online Master of Science in Chemistry program focuses on surface and interface chemistry, bridging many areas of modern science and technology. This online program gives individuals the opportunity to obtain their MS in Chemistry by one of three options: 1) a minimum of 30 course credits, 2) a minimum of 27 course credits and a three credit literature review paper (taken under Chm 421 - Chemistry Research), or 3) a minimum of 24 course credits and six credits of Experimental Research-Chm 421. Each of these options will require a minimum of 18 credits at the 400-level (15 of which must be in Chemistry) and one credit of Chm 481-Seminar.

Seeing as chemistry is such versatile subject area, and touches and shapes as many aspects of modern society as does chemistry including: soft contact lenses, synthetic blood, longer-lasting paint, alternative fuel sources, this online MS in Chemistry is an ideal program for individuals looking to further their careers. The study of chemistry has provided the solutions to complex problems and has improved the quality of all phases of human life.

Students accepted in this program can register for and begin their research component at any time, though the Department recommends that students wait until they have completed 18-20 credits of coursework before beginning their research project.Acceptance into the MS in Chemistry program will be competitively based and will be limited to 20-30 students/year. The applicant must have a BS or BA degree in chemistry or biochemistry. Applications for admission will be only be accepted once a year -- all students will apply for and begin the MS program in the fall semester. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2008 semester is July 1, 2008.

Accreditation Information

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education

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