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MS in Chemistry in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Chemistry (MSCHEM) is a two-year graduate program that enhances the knowledge of students in the various fields of chemistry. It includes further studies in analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and environmental chemistry. 

The program aims to produce graduates who are equipped with the latest knowledge and methodology of chemistry. It also aims to produce graduates who are competent in teaching chemistry and conducting research in various industrial settings.

Recommended Undergraduate Program

Students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in MS Chemistry should currently be taking an undergraduate degree in science. However, students who are not currently taking an undergraduate program in those fields but still wish to pursue the program are encouraged to take at least 18 units of courses in the relevant fields.

Subjects and Curriculum

  • Inorganic Structures and Reaction Mechanism

  • Chemical Thermodynamics/Chemical Kinetic

  • Spectro-chemical Methods of Analysis

  • Written Comprehensive Examination

  • Elective on the field of specialization

  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis

  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry

  • Advanced Physical Chemistry

  • Advanced Organic Chemistry

  • Fundamentals of Research

  • Advanced Biochemistry

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Admission Requirements


  • The student must have an undergraduate degree relevant to the program

  • An applicant with a degree not in line with the science field may still be admitted to the program as long as they take the pre-requisite courses. However, some colleges and universities admit any bachelor’s degree holders. 

  • The student must pass the Graduate Admissions Test of the university

Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Transcript of records (Original and Photocopy)

  • Recommendation letters from former professors, deans, or colleagues

  • Letter of intent

  • Most recent medical and dental health record

  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate

  • Copy of undergraduate diploma

  • (1) Latest 2”x2”ID Picture

Areas of Specialization

  • Biochemistry

  • Physical Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • Analytical Chemistry

Program Outcome

Graduates of MS in Chemistry are expected to be able to:

  • Show knowledge and mastery of the core areas of chemistry: inorganic, organic, physical, biological, and analytical

  • Collect data through standard laboratory tools using classical techniques

  • Create solutions for chemistry problems using current disciplinary and interdisciplinary principles

  • Abide with professional, social, and ethical responsibilities in the industry

Board Exam

To become a Licensed Chemist in the Philippines, a graduate of MS in Chemistry needs to pass the Chemist Licensure Examination. The examination is conducted by the Board of Chemistry under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

Career Opportunities

Graduates of MS in Chemistry may pursue a career path in pharmaceuticals, food and beverage companies, cosmetics companies, oil and petroleum companies, mineral companies, and chemical manufacturing companies, and clinical facilities. They may apply as a chemistry laboratory technician, chemical hygiene director, chemistry department head, interim laboratory director, college administrator, chemistry manager, scientist, academician, or a researcher.

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