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Master of Science and Master of Arts

The Department of Chemistry offers a Master of Science (MS) and Master of Arts (MA) in chemistry.

These programs are designed for students who hold Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degrees in chemistry including at least one year of calculus based physical chemistry. Students with substantial backgrounds (e.g., those who have completed at least ACS-certified bachelor's level or work beyond the bachelor’s level) may have one more of the core course requirements waived, but the minimum number of 30 hours required for graduation still applies. These students should discuss the possibilities with the chemistry graduate advisor to determine whether their backgrounds are sufficient to begin graduate work in chemistry.

If you have a substantial chemistry background, but have an undergraduate degree in such other disciplines as biology, medical technology, pre-medicine, or pre-dentistry, you may also be admitted to the graduate program to be graduate assistants and to begin some graduate course work while making up undergraduate deficiencies. However, courses taken to remove undergraduate deficiencies cannot be applied to total graduate hours. These students should discuss their situations with the chemistry graduate advisor to determine whether their backgrounds are sufficient to begin graduate work in chemistry.
Department of Chemistry
Ball State University
Cooper Physical Science Building, room 305
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays
Phone: 765-285-8060
Fax: 765-285-6505