Chemistry & Molecular Technology  (M.S.) Program

Chemistry & Molecular Technology (M.S.)

Welcome to the Chemistry & Molecular Technology Graduate program at Rutgers-Camden. In our program, we prioritize the importance of hands-on laboratory experience to ensure optimal learning and reinforce fundamental concepts. As a student, you will have the valuable opportunity to actively engage in modern chemical research, utilizing state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology. Through this experiential approach, we aim to cultivate your skills in effective communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving, which are fundamental for success in the field of chemistry.


We are excited to have you join our Chemistry & Molecular Technology Program at Rutgers-Camden. Whether you are looking to advance your career, pursue further studies, or enter the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, our program will provide you with the necessary skills and preparation for success.

In our program, you can choose between two tracks:

 Experimental Track

The Experimental Track is ideal for students interested in advancing their careers in the sciences, particularly in professions requiring skills in chemistry such as quality control, clinical analysis, and materials analysis. Students in this track have the opportunity to work closely with faculty on research projects and complete a thesis.


The Professional Track is a non-thesis-based degree program suitable for mid-career science professionals or students seeking a part-time M.S. schedule. It is also beneficial for those looking to enhance their academic record for application to professional graduate schools. This track provides valuable knowledge in chemistry without the thesis requirement.

By the end of the program, you will have acquired the knowledge and understanding to apply the fundamentals of chemistry appropriately. You will have gained experience in standard laboratory activities, experimental design and execution, synthesis and characterization, accurate measurements, modern instrumentation, and chemical safety. Additionally, you will have developed the ability to locate scientific information within the chemical literature and effectively express chemical knowledge through written and oral forms.

Graduates of our program find successful careers in various industries, such as the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors, and teaching positions, or they continue their education in Ph.D. programs in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, food science, materials science, or related fields.

Program Overview



DEGREEMaster of Science (M.S.)
Accelerated option available
CREDITS30 credits
FORMATFull-time or part-time, on-campus
DURATION4-5 semesters
FUNDINGUniversity and Graduate School Funding Available (Partial Funding Only)

Program in Action

Microplastics, tiny particles in water and food, raise human, animal, and marine life concerns. Rutgers-Camden professor Georgia Arbuckle-Keil researches their impact.

The department has diverse labs: Polymer Materials, Organic Synthesis, Biomaterials, Bio-Mimetic Assembly, LFTDI, Molecular Modeling, Forensic Sciences, and Taphonomy.

Our labs offer industry-grade facilities for chemical synthesis, state-of-the-art resources, and training in complex chemical theory for impactful research

Admissions Requirements



TRANSCRIPTS A transcript showing the completion of an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related science
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION Three letters of recommendation
PERSONAL STATEMENT A statement of personal, professional, and academic goals

Application Deadlines

Preference is given to those submitted before the deadline for both decisions and funding opportunities. Applications received after the deadlines will be considered based on available space and budgetary constraints.




Reach Out to Us

Let’s begin a conversation about your academic and professional goals. If you have questions regarding the curriculum, faculty, admission criteria, or committee, please feel free to contact the Graduate Program Director. For administrative inquiries concerning the application process, campus, tuition, and fees, reach out to the Graduate School. We are dedicated to assisting you from application to graduation day.


Dr. David Salas de la Cruz

Graduate Director
(856) 225-6147


Erick E. Watt-Udogu

Assistant Dean, Graduate School-Camden
(856) 225-6149

Take the Next Step.

We invite you to explore the boundless opportunities that await you here, where a world-class faculty, diverse community, and innovative curriculum converge to nurture your intellect and foster your professional growth. Your future starts with a simple yet significant act – learning more about the exceptional programs we offer. So, why wait? Start your application journey with us, and together, we’ll unlock a future filled with possibilities and endless success.