Our department offers two types of master’s degrees: the master of science (MS) and master of arts (MA) in chemistry. The core curriculum for the programs are the same, however, the MS requires a research-based thesis, while the MA requires a research paper. 

Earning a master’s degree has several advantages. You will strengthen your hand in your career search. Plus, a master’s degree can get you a larger salary. Based on information from the American Chemical Society (ACS), the difference in income between a bachelor's and master's is $2,000 to $5,000.

At Ball State, you will have opportunities to work with faculty on research  using state-of-the-art equipment.

Learn more about how to apply.

Click below to watch a video about our master of science program!