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What will I learn?

The Master of Arts degree in Chemistry is for students interested in gaining additional knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry beyond the bachelor’s degree. This non-thesis degree program is flexible and can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Several course sequences have been designed for students interested in career advancement. The biochemistry interest area is recommended for students seeking to further develop their academic background in biochemistry and chemistry prior to applying to medical school or dental school. The industrial chemistry interest area is ideal for students seeking additional preparation for employment in the chemical industry. Current and future K-12 educators may pursue the chemical education interest area for advance chemical instruction including chemistry pedagogy.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a core knowledge and understanding of chemical and/or biochemical concepts.
  • Demonstrate a depth of knowledge of specific topics in chemistry and/or biochemistry and/or chemical education.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills in chemistry and/or biochemistry.
  • Effectively and clearly communicate chemical and/or biochemical concepts and knowledge.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$21,952.00 per year
Start date

17 January 2023


Kent State University

800 E. Summit Street,



44242, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale (minimum 3.250 graduate GPA is recommended).

For international students

Student must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Completion of undergraduate courses consisting of one year each in analytical chemistry or biochemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, calculus and physics is expected. Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale. Applicants must obtain a minimum score of TOEFL Paper Based Test is 525 (71 on the Internet based version), the minimum score of MELAB is 74 or IELTS minimum score of 6.0 and the minimum score of PTE academic is 50.

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


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