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Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry

Gain expertise in chemical methods and prepare for in-demand industry jobs with our graduate program in industrial chemistry.

Our Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry program offers core training in industrial organic chemistry, the chemistry of solid-state materials and polymers, and advanced analytical and physical chemistry.

Flexible course offerings allow you to further specialize in chemistry, chemical engineering, or environmental impacts according to your career goals. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with faculty on translational research, with the aim of bridging the gap between fundamental and applied research.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is uniquely positioned within one of the fastest-growing urban areas with rapidly expanding industries in petrochemical and chemical production. Graduates with a Master of Science in industrial chemistry will be prepared to assume mid-level leadership positions in industry with little or no additional training.

Industrial Chemistry Curriculum

The M.S. in Industrial Chemistry consists of 30-33 credit hours and is designed to be completed in one and a half years.

Thesis and non-thesis options are available. Students pursuing the non-thesis track are required to complete an industry internship and complete a final written report and oral presentation.

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Admissions Requirements

Students are admitted for the Fall or Spring semesters. In addition to the general admission requirements from the Graduate School, application and admission to the Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry requires:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related scientific or engineering field
  • Completion of general science requirements, including organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, calculus, and physics*
  • Official GRE scores; official scores must be sent directly from the test administrator to the Graduate School

*Substitutions for undergraduate coursework may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Substitutions must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator and the Dean of the Graduate School at the time of application review.

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Tuition & Costs

Tuition and fees are based on your state residency and how many credit hours you take each semester. In the industrial chemistry graduate program, you will take 30-33 credit hours total, which is typically 9 hours each Fall and Spring and no more than 6 hours each Summer. 

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Financial Assistance

Many graduate students earn financial assistance by working on campus as a graduate assistant.

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Contact Us

For more information about the master’s in industrial chemistry, contact:

Dr. August Gallo
Montgomery Hall, room 137