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Majors & Degrees


A graduate-level chemistry program at Mississippi College means more than just state-of-the-art laboratories, intelligent and passionate faculty, a relationship with the American Chemical Society, distinguished alumni and convenient tutoring services.

Earn your chemistry degree

If you have the focus for detail and passion for learning that will help you succeed in this scientific discipline, Mississippi College has both Master of Science and Master of Combined Sciences in Chemistry programs that will help you begin a challenging, rewarding career.

The MC experience

At Mississippi College, you can take advantage of our evening courses. With our convenient scheduling, you will have the opportunity to concentrate on school and still manage your other daily responsibilities – a full-time job, children or other extracurricular activities.

Choose Your Focus

Not many colleges in Mississippi offer the same variety of degree choices for budding chemists as Mississippi College. The department of chemistry and biochemistry offers both a thesis and a non-thesis option for the Master of Science in Chemistry, and a Master of Combined Sciences with a Major in Chemistry, thesis optional.

Master of Science in Chemistry

On top of general admissions requirements for the Master of Science in Chemistry at Mississippi College, those who wish to enroll in this graduate-level chemistry degree program must have a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a timely GRE score. Completion of the Master’s degree will include 20 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, including classes in Chemical Literature, Chemical Instrumentation, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry.

M.C.S. with a major in Chemistry

The Master of Combined Sciences with a major in Chemistry is perfect for a student who wants to add depth to his or her chemistry knowledge and gain supporting knowledge in related fields. Admissions requirements include a GRE subset of 146 Verbal, 140 Quantitative or a passing score in either with a score of 2.5 on the Writing Assessment Test of the Mississippi GRE and 24 semester hours of undergraduate work in chemistry.

A Master’s degree in chemistry doesn’t actually limit a graduate to careers in chemistry. If a student earns a chemistry degree in Mississippi, he or she can enter and make a difference in fields such as biology, medicine, ecology, agriculture, fuels, high technology, material science, and engineering.

Student looking at chemicals in beakers.

What can you do with a biochemistry degree in Mississippi?

  • Chemical analyst
  • Industrial chemist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Professor
  • Chemical lab technician

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