The Master of Science (MS) in chemistry from Wichita State will prepare you for career advancement in chemistry-related fields. You'll develop the knowledge and skills needed for success in leadership and management positions—while building a strong research foundation.

Learn how Chemistry is the right fit for you.

Two students performing a science experiment.
WSU American Chemical Society (ACS) members whip up ice cream in a flash—with the help of liquid nitrogen.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

Admission into the program requires:

  • A baccalaureate degree in chemistry
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (both overall and in chemistry)
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic background
  • A one-page typed statement of goals and research interests
  • Submission of test scores from the general GRE exam

For additional admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Student researchers turn attention to cancer cells

As a chemistry student, you have the opportunity to work with faculty who are on the cutting edge of research.

Moriah Beck, assistant professor of chemistry at Wichita State, focuses much of her research on how cancer spreads.

In her lab, which includes nine undergraduate and graduate students, she researches the human protein called palladin, a key regulator of our cells' most abundant protein actin.


The degree typically requires two or three years of advanced study and laboratory research for a total of 30 credit hours, including the presentation of a thesis based on original research. Areas of study include biochemistry and analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.


A master's degree in chemistry from Wichita State opens doors with employers in many fields—from chemical manufacturing and health care to government work and research—and is excellent preparation for a future Ph.D. program.

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