Chemistry MS

Grow as an independent researcher and expand your education through advanced coursework in Youngstown State University's Master of Science program in Chemistry.

What You'll Study

Chemistry is a highly marketable degree, and advanced study gives you even more latitude to pursue a career in research and development, and position yourself where the action is at in the field!

The Youngstown State University Chemistry MS program can launch your professional research career and prepare you to compete as a chemist in any sector of manufacturing, medicine and pharmaceuticals, forensic science, materials, biotechnology or environmental science — or for top doctoral programs and careers in education. 

Technology is central to the master's program. You'll have hands-on access to a wide range of sophisticated instrumenttion and facilities, including various spectroscopy methods, mass spectrometers, gas chromatography equipment, transmission and scanning electron microscopes, and an X-ray diffraction facility that is among the best in the nation.

During every step of the program, you'll also benefit from close interaction with faculty who take their role as mentors, along with their own work, seriously.


  • Chemistry MS

    Along with your core courses and research components, you'll concentrate in one of six areas:

    • Analytical chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Inorganic chemistry
    • Materials chemistry
    • Organic chemistry
    • Physical chemistry

    Graduate students are exposed to new techniques, applications and chemical instrumentation that enhance prospects for applying to/for Ph.D. programs, professional schools (medical, pharmacy, dental, etc.) and, industrial managerial positions. Graduate students will improve their communication skills both orally and in writing about their independent research and through the teaching experience.

    Program Overview
    Admission Requirements

Internships and Jobs


  •  Pfizer
  •  Federal Bureau of Investigations
  •  Ricerca Biosciences
  •  The Lubrizol Corporation
  •  Siemens
  •  Materials Research Laboratories, Inc.
  •  UNC Hospitals