Graduate Program Information

photo of a chemistry teaching assistantWelcome to the Chemistry Department's Graduate Program at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio! As faculty members, we look forward to working with you as you continue your education in the field of chemistry. You will find the graduate education experience at Wright State University an interesting and exciting transition from student to independent scientist. Graduate students begin this program by taking courses in Chemistry very much as they did as undergraduates. Upon the completion of this program, the student will present a thesis describing their own research, which contributes to the body of new knowledge in chemistry. Actually, the progress is not the simple progression that the foregoing statement might imply. This program takes approximately two years of hard work, and while you are taking courses, usually you will be serving as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses. The experience and knowledge you obtain in this program will remain with you always. A productive chemist never loses the attitude of an inquiring student

The Department of Chemistry offers a research-based program of study in two dedicated Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs. The M.S. degree in Chemistry is available with research concentrations in the traditional areas of Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical & Theoretical Chemistry as well as in Environmental, Polymer & Materials and Bioorganic Synthetic Chemistry and in Chemical Education. The M.S. degree in Chemistry with a Concentration in Environmental Science requires additional coursework in interdisciplinary departments.

To apply to the Chemistry Graduate Program, follow the process on the WSU Graduate School page. A graduate student that applies for admittance to the Chemistry - Master of Science Program is automatically in consideration for a Department of Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistantship.

M.S. Graduate students begin the program by taking courses in Chemistry much as they did as undergraduates. Students complete their studies by presenting a thesis describing their own research, which contributes to the body of new knowledge in chemistry. The program takes approximately two years of work, and while you are taking courses, usually you will be serving as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses.

Additional information about the Department of Chemistry's Graduate Studies is available by completing the Information Request Form.