Chemistry—MS, PhD

It's elemental. Create the personalized environment necessary for you to tackle some of the toughest research questions. Develop biomolecular nanoparticles. Explore pathogen invasion. Understand the relationship between protein misfolding/aggregation and disease processes. Challenges equal to your dedication and enthusiasm are waiting. Are you ready?

Accelerated Master's Program is available for current Michigan Tech students.

Program Overview

From chemical catalysis and measurement, to structure, dynamics, and mechanisms, your research focus in the master's or doctorate in chemistry program can be boundless. Specialties include education, life processes, environmental, macromolecular, supramolecular, and nanochemistry as well as theory, models, and computational methods. Our focus is interdisciplinary and collaborative.

  • Delivery Options

    • Accelerated: MS
    • On-Campus: MS, PhD

Chemistry Program Details

Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the chemistry program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Chemistry is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Additional Program Information

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Graduate Director

Marina Tanasova

Graduate Assistant

Morgan LeFaye


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your Chemistry MS, PhD. Sample areas include:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

Who You'll Work With

You'll work collaboratively with faculty who are tops in their fields, professors who will become mentors and partners in your exploration and education. Our graduate students interact closely with a faculty advisor in research groups of two to six people and you research will often be interdisciplinary in nature.

Where You'll Work

We maintain top-notch teaching and computer laboratories including studio, organic, analytical, instrumental, physical chemistry, inorganic, and biochemistry labs with a vast array of research equipment such as the MALDI-TOF Bruker Micro ex LRF mass spectrometer system, an ABI 394, 8-base/4-column DNA/RNA Synthesizer, and an LC-MS Thermo Finnigan LCQ Advantage Ion-Trap used to separate and identify molecules among many others.

Faculty Spotlight

Marina Tanasova

Marina Tanasova
Associate Professor,

"Working on the interface between chemistry and biology–our approach to solving challenging problems in health research."

Tanasova develops molecular probes and biochemical assay for identifying and understanding links between impaired biological mechanisms and cancer. She relies on chemical biology to understand molecular interactions that control cellular equilibrium and uses synthetic organic chemistry to produce small molecules to monitor and adjust impaired biochemical processes.

Program Faculty