If you would like to extend your chemical knowledge and skills, then consider the Eastern Kentucky University Master of Science: Chemistry program. This program will prepare you for further study in chemistry or biomedical sciences and careers in industry, government service and more.

Degree Concentration


Admissions Requirements

  • B.S. in Chemistry
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • GRE Scores:
    • Verbal: >144;
    • Quantitative: >150
  • GRE waived for EKU students applying to the M.S. program through the 3+2 accelerated dual degree program


Internship Opportunities for Grad Students

Only a limited number of graduate assistantships (GAs) are available to full-time students with outstanding academic records. Acceptance into the program does not guarantee a GA and each student must apply if interested. If selected for a GA, duties may include laboratory supervision and teaching. Stipends are competitive and include a tuition waiver to cover a portion of the tuition. Students in the 3+2 program are eligible for the GA in the last semester of their senior year after they have applied for graduation for their bachelor’s degree. Those awarded assistantships must continually maintain a GPA of at least 3.0. After you have been accepted to the M.S. Chemistry program, you may apply for a graduate assistantship on the EKU Employment Website (search for chemistry positions). Visit the Graduate Assistantship Website for more information.

Where are Recent Graduates?

  • Completing Ph.D. studies in schools such as:
    • The University of Kentucky
    • The University of Louisville
    • Purdue
    • The Ohio State University
    • University of Maryland – College Park
    • Texas A&M
  • Working in government and industrial labs
  • Working in agricultural, chemical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Teaching in middle and high schools

Career Outlook

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Ready to apply?

Visit the EKU Graduate School website to get started.


Master of Science in Chemistry