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Chemistry, Master of Science

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus


The widely respected Master of Science degree program in Chemistry at St. John’s University prepares students for careers in industry or education, government laboratories or private research. Offered through the Graduate Division of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the M.S. in Chemistry also will prepare students to pursue a doctoral degree in the field.

The M.S. degree program in Chemistry comprises a broad range of specialized and cross-disciplinary courses in such areas as

  • Organic and Inorganic chemistry
  • Computer applications in chemistry
  • Electronic Spectra and Group Theory
  • Methods of Analysis
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • and Quantum Chemistry

The Department fosters a supportive scholarly community in which students work closely with distinguished faculty. In addition, a limited number of graduate assistantships are available for qualified students. Graduate assistants receive a stipend and tuition remission for supervising undergraduate laboratory activities. Students applying for assistantships must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (general and subject-specific) with their applications.

Department Faculty

Please see a list of our Chemistry faculty.

Department Contact
Alison G. Hyslop, Ph.D., Chair
St.Albert Hall Room 321
Queens, NY 11439
(718) 990-6297


Entrance Requirements
The undergraduate preparation of the student who expects to undertake graduate work in chemistry is a B.S. in a chemical science.  Alternately, a non-chemistry degree student may submit evidence of undergraduate preparation that normally includes courses of eight or more credit hours in each of the following: inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, general physics.  In addition, he/she should be equipped with six credits of mathematics, including differential and integral calculus.  Where there is a deficiency, the department Chair will determine what basic courses the student must make up to matriculate for an advanced degree in chemistry.  In addition, satisfactory scores on the GRE are required.

General Admission Sessions
We strongly encourage potential applicants to schedule a personal informational interview with our Office of Graduate Admission. In addition, each semester the office holds several open houses and online chats for potential applicants.

To learn more about open houses and to set up a personal interview, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (718) 990-1601 or

Graduate Admission Information
Robert Medrano, Director
Office of Graduate Admission
(718) 990-2790

Additional Information


A limited number of graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis to all qualified full-time applicants. Graduate Assistants, who receive tuition remission and a stipend, supervise undergraduate laboratory activities. All applicants for graduate assistantships must submit *Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (General and Subject tests) with their application.

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Program News

Reflecting the University’s focus on student achievement, the Department of Chemistry at St. John’s has received the 2016 Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the...