Chemistry (Master of Applied Science, M.A.S.)

Dr. Michael Ducey, Program Director
(816) 271-4391

The Master of Applied Science in Chemistry degree is designed to allow you to pursue advanced training in chemistry, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. The program is an innovative degree consisting of academic training in chemistry, along with a professional component including cross-training in business and communications developed in concert with industry and designed to dovetail into present and future professional career opportunities. Graduates are equipped to manage the breakthroughs that are created by the research teams. They can interact between researchers and managers, especially in the marketing, finance, and legal departments. The Master of Applied Science in Chemistry allows students to pursue advanced training and excel in the field of chemistry while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills, preparing them for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing. The program is certified as a Professional Science Masters program by the Committee on Graduate Schools, combining rigorous study of chemistry with skills-based coursework in business fundamentals, economics, regulatory affairs, intellectual property, project management, and skills-oriented training in: communications, computation, and working in teams.

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of application for admission to the MWSU Graduate School.
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in chemistry, or a closely related discipline from an accredited undergraduate institution.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Application essay stating career goals and how this program fits into those goals. Submit this directly to the Department at the address below.
  • Two letters of reference, preferably at least one from an academic source. These should be sent directly to the Department on your behalf.
  • Application reviewed and approved by the MAS Chemistry Graduate Admissions Committee.
Professional Core
MGT 604Organizational Behavior Management3
MAS 695Graduate Colloquium3
Communication Skills - Select two courses from the following (6 credits)6
Professional and Organizational Communications
Writing for Management and Supervision
Multilingual Graduate Writing
Technical Communications Theory and Practice
Proposal and Grant Writing
Professional Skills - Select two courses from the following (6 credits)6
Foundations of Professional Ethics
Managerial Economics
Technical Analysis for Decision Making
Strategic Marketing
Concentration Requirements
CHE 520Laboratory Safety and Management3
CHE 530Principles of Quality Assurance3
CHE 640Principles of Industrial Scale-up and Production3
CHE 650Analytical Method Development and Validation3
CHE 680Intellectual Property in the Scientific Setting2
Select three hours from the following list of courses:3
Applied Chemical Separations
Applied Spectroscopy
Applied Biochemical Techniques
Principles of Drug Discovery
Graduate Internship in Chemistry
Total Credit Hours35

NOTE: Students are required to submit a capstone portfolio prior to graduation.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.
  4. Official approval of required Master Educator Experience (or capstone).