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Salary and Career Info

Chemistry MS

A chemistry master's degree that prepares you for jobs in countless industries and for Ph.D. programs in chemistry. Maximize your career potential by gaining skills that are transferable to any field of interest.

Program skills

The program offers two options: a thesis or a project. Concentrations are available in organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials science, and biochemistry. Customized concentrations are available to accommodate specific student interests and needs relating to graduate study in chemistry.

Program facilities equipment

Students are exposed to several different resources throughout their education: GC-MS, LC-MS, HPLC systems,  Atomic Absorption, 300 MHz, NMR, 500MHz NMR, Fluorimeters, UV-Vis, Centrifuge, Electrochem Equipment, Viscometer, Electrophoresis, TGA’s, DSC’s, DMA. Magnetic susceptibility optical microscope inert gas chamber spin coater.

Program job titles reported

Environmental Chemist

Program significant points

  • In addition to covering chemistry in our courses, we also place a high emphasis on effective communication, which includes a scientific writing course and at least two seminar presentations.

Select program hiring partners

Sevenson Environmental Services, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, The Getty Foundation

100%

Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).

75%

Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 33.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 67.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 33.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 67.00%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success

Students at the master’s level who have, or are able to obtain, industrial employment may be able to earn cooperative education credit for their work experiences. Semesters of co-op can be interspersed with semesters of full-time academic work.