COVID-19 Update: LPS staff are available online or by phone at (215) 898-7326. More Info & Resources >
close alert box button

Program Resources

Introduction to Penn's Master of Chemical Sciences

This video introduces Penn's Master of Chemical Sciences program. Hear from program staff, faculty, and graduate students about the program, Penn's facilities, and research experiences.

If you have a problem viewing this video, you can watch this on YouTube.

Virtual information session

Associate Program Director Dr. Ana-Rita Mayol dives into more detail about how the Master of Chemical Sciences at Penn is different from other chemistry programs, the program requirements and curriculum, career opportunities, the city of Philadelphia, and more.

If you have a problem viewing this video, you can watch this on YouTube.

Chemistry at Penn

Our diverse student community works side by side with Penn's Department of Chemistry faculty of leading academic researchers and experienced industry consultants to create opportunities for learning and discovery, community, and professional experiences. The Department of Chemistry facilities include over 120,000 square feet of research space.

Campus resources

Master of Chemical Sciences students are part of Penn's vibrant intellectual community, with access to a wide range of academic resources.

In the news

Chemical and Engineering News explores a roadmap for helping students decide if graduate school is right for them. Dr. Ana-Rita Mayol, Associate Director of the Master of Chemical Sciences program, says that without some research experience and a high grade point average, getting into a competitive PhD program is challenging.

Read more at C&EN: Chemical & Engineering News >

Student handbook

Current students: for guidelines on getting started in the Master of Chemical Sciences program, curriculum, policies and procedures, forms and more, refer to the MCS Student Handbook (PDF), or visit the MCS Canvas community website.

Upcoming application deadlines

The priority admission deadline for fall 2022 is February 1, 2022, and the deadline for regular admission is March 1, 2022.

MCS information session video

MCS information session

Meet our assistant director and hear more about the MCS curriculum, application process, faculty, and more.

Am I eligible to apply?

Admissions to the master's program is highly selective. Learn more about applicant qualifications.