Master of Science in Chemical Sciences


The Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB) is a thesis-based program with tracks in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The MSCB offers a flexible curriculum, individually tailored to the student's background and research interests. The program is 33-credit-hours of coursework with research opportunities in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry, from synthetic organic chemistry to enzymology. Current research areas include the traditional sub-discipline areas of chemistry and biochemistry as well as interdisciplinary areas such as chemical biology, astrochemistry, and materials science including nanochemistry. Ongoing projects are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health, the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement, and the Petroleum Research Fund. The MSCB will prepare students to think in an interdisciplinary fashion about problems in chemistry, biochemistry and many other related areas of study. This program is designed to allow students to complete course work and thesis research within two academic years. 


The deadline for application to this program is April 1.

See the list of available start terms and document deadlines here. Please note that completed applications and all required credentials must be submitted by the posted deadline.


  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
    • This program reviews applications for Fall semesters only. 
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to
  • GRE Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU (school code 5359). No department code is necessary. Minimum score of at least 286 combined verbal and quantitative. 
  • Statement of Research Interests - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should strongly indicate research area of interest (to be done with faculty member) and background information that may be relevant to succeeding in the program. 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation - Can be sent electronically through the online application. Should be from persons familiar with the applicants potential to complete successful graduate work. 



Program Director: Dr. Chris Dockery
Program Office:  470-578-6159 or
Program Website: