Graduate – Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB)

Interested in graduate-level studies in chemistry or biochemistry? The Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB) is a thesis-based program with tracks in chemistry and biochemistry, designed for you to complete your coursework and thesis research within two academic years.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, part of KSU’s College of Science and Mathematics (CSM), offers the broad-based, interdisciplinary program. The curriculum is flexible and can be customized to fit your particular background and research interests. 

Research opportunities are available in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry, from synthetic organic chemistry to enzymology. Find out more about department faculty research subdisciplines

Chemistry & Biochemistry Salary and Career Information

Metro Atlanta boasts numerous opportunities for employment in both large corporations and small entrepreneurial enterprises, government laboratories, and university research laboratories. Below are just a few of the career paths available to you in the chemistry and biochemistry fields. 

*Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net Online

Chemical Sciences Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Competitive Stipends and Tuition Waivers – As a qualified admitted student to the program, you could be awarded a teaching or research assistantship. This award includes a tuition waiver and a stipend of $13,200 for the first 10 months in the program.
  • Interdisciplinary Research Projects – You will have the opportunity to assist faculty in funded research projects that demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of the chemistry and biochemistry This experience prepares you for your own thesis research work.
  • Curriculum and Research Flexibility – The Chemical Sciences program can be customized to fit your background and research interests, with ongoing research projects taking place in traditional sub-disciplines of chemistry and biochemistry as well as in sub-specialty areas such as chemical biology, astrochemistry and materials science, including nanochemistry.

Department Contact Information

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kennesaw State University
Science Building, Building #370
370 Paulding Ave NW, MD#1203
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Dr. Christopher Dockery
Program Director
(470) 578-6159




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1Program tuition is an estimate based on the average student's time to complete. Costs for books, travel, other miscellaneous fees (parking, labs, graduation, etc.) are not included. Tuition and fee changes are posted in the Spring and are effective for Fall semester. Please note that fees are subject to change at the end of any academic term without prior notice. For additional information, see tuition and fees or graduate program financial aid.