What will I learn?

The accelerated degree program in the Department of Chemistry at Western Michigan University provides opportunities for undergraduate students to complete the Masters of Arts degree requirements at a faster pace while finishing their B.S. degree. These undergraduate students may count up to 12 (but no fewer than six) credit hours of 5000-level courses taken during their undergraduate studies toward an M. A. in chemistry within 24 months after the completion of their B.S. degree in chemistry.

This program will allow an undergraduate student majoring in chemistry to complete an accelerated master’s degree in chemistry by completing 135 combined undergraduate/graduate credit hours.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (24 months)

Tuition fees
US$13,244.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

Western Michigan University,

1903 W Michigan Ave,



49008, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours in economics or in equivalents approved by the graduate advisor. At least one course in calculus. Students who do not meet this requirement will be admitted with conditions and must complete MATH 1220 (Calculus I) with a C or higher.

For international students

Students must have completed a minimum of 80 and a maximum of 96 credit hours in their undergraduate programs, including credits earned from advanced placement.

Students must have a minimum accumulated grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 at WMU and 3.25 in chemistry classes.

Minimum English proficiency test scores:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 80 iBT

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: 6.5

Pearson Test of English, Academic Module (PTE): 54

Michigan English Test (MET): 57

Application deadlines:

Fall: April 1; Spring: August 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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