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MA in Chemistry Boston University



Course info


The MA in Chemistry program is designed to provide advanced knowledge in contemporary chemistry to students who are focused on a research-based career (such as in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and materials). The program requires students to build upon a foundation of chemical knowledge by pursuing advanced studies in the chemical and molecular sciences, including an emphasis on research in a laboratory.

Course Requirements

In order to be eligible to earn an MA degree, students must accumulate 32 credits:

At least 20 credits of academic coursework (five 4-credit courses)

Four of these courses must be at or above the 600 level
Two courses acceptable for graduate credit in mathematics or natural sciences other than chemistry may be substituted for chemistry courses

At least 8 credits of research coursework (GRS CH 903/904 MA Research in Chemistry)

In conjunction with their advisors, candidates can make specific non-research course selections based on relevance to their chosen area of specialization.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MA in Chemistry.

Full Time (32 credits)

Tuition fees

$54,720.00 (40,10,943) per year


02 Sep


College of Arts and Sciences

725 Commonwealth Avenue,



02215, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Those who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or with equivalent international education may apply.

English proficiency

Minimum TOEFL Requirements - paper-based test: 550; internet-based test: Reading section – 21, Listening section – 21, Speaking section – 21, Writing section – 21.

Minimum IELTS Requirements - he overall band score of 7.0 is required for admission to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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