Chemistry, MS

Part-time Master's

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology offers a part-time, course-based master’s degree. Classes are offered in the evenings to accommodate students who have full-time jobs. A research thesis is not a requirement for the degree.


The department does not accept applications for the thesis-based master’s degree from students who are not already at Northeastern. 

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.


Complete one of the following options:

Course Work Option

Complete 30 semester hours from the following courses:30

Thesis Option

Course Work
Complete 15 semester hours from the following:15
CHEM 5550, CHEM 5570, or within the range of CHEM 5610 to CHEM 7320
Graduate Seminar (letter grade required)
CHEM 5904Seminar1
or CHEM 8504 Graduate Seminar
Skills and Ethics
CHEM 5600Research Skills and Ethics in Chemistry3
CHEM 7730Advanced Laboratory Methods4
CHEM 5984Research4
or CHEM 8984 Research
CHEM 7990Thesis1-4

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

30 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required