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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 2021 is February 1 and the deadline for regular admission is March 1.

Want to know more?

Join us this fall for a virtual information session to hear more about the program, curriculum, and application process.

Am I eligible to apply?

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