MS in Materials Chemistry


The MS in materials chemistry, a recent and unique offering at William Paterson University, provides chemists, chemistry educators, and materials scientists with a cutting-edge curriculum focused on the design and synthesis of next-generation materials. This program provides practical, employment-oriented training, and facilitates the advanced study of physical, chemical, and electromagnetic properties of biomaterials, nano-materials, polymers and other modern materials.

Our new graduate program in materials chemistry offers a research-based curriculum that will help students obtain the skills to succeed in cutting-edge scientific industries focused on the development and applications of advanced materials. Students in our program learn technologically advanced techniques for characterization of new materials using state-of-the-art scanning and transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, infrared and Raman spectroscopy, thermal analysis, NMR, and GC- Mass spectrometry, to name a few. Chemists and materials researchers seeking to advance their careers in industrial, government, and military laboratories will be well served by our program. Additionally, students who complete our program will be prepared for competitive doctoral programs in chemistry and materials science and engineering.

View required courses and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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Application Deadline

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester

*International students are advised to apply by April 1st: Fall semester
November 1st: Spring (January intake)

Contact Us

Professor Bhanu Chauhan

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree preferably in chemistry or related major from an accredited college or university and official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended.
  • At least one year each of physics, and mathematics (including two semesters of calculus). Students who do not fulfill the above requirement can make up appropriate courses with permission of the graduate committee.
  • Satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
  • Graduate Record Examination is waived for students who obtained an ACS approved or equivalent baccalaureate degree in chemistry or related field with at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA from US institutions.
  • Two letters of recommendation that attest to applicants academic qualifications.
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