Chemistry, Pre-Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
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ESLI offers conditional admission to hundreds of degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.  Scholarship opportunities are also available for qualifying students.

Fifteen graduate faculty members provide personal and professional mentoring in an intrinsically collegial, yet challenging graduate experience. Available resources efficiently support the learning needs and academic ambitions of students with varied backgrounds and interests. The Western Kentucky University program leading to a MS in Chemistry is designed to offer students comprehensive training in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry.

About the Masters in Chemistry Program

With 25 to 30 students enrolled in the program at a time, all students have meaningful contact on a daily basis with their faculty mentors and fellow students. Interaction within and between research groups is encouraged, which allows students to develop significant professional and personal relationships. The MS program allows students to pursue guided independent research alongside specialized course work, undergraduate laboratory teaching experience, and intensive proposal writing and seminar experience.

Some Reasons to be a MS Chemistry Graduate
  • The MS degree option offers a solid program in chemistry and biochemistry in an excellent environment in which students can pursue their academic goals.
  • After graduation, graduates choose advanced study in the areas of research, academics, medicine, pharmacy and law, among others.
  • Masters degree in reasonable time frame.
  • Opportunity to be a Teaching Assistant
  • Chance to Use the Modern Instrumentation
  • Great Faculty/Student interaction


Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses in the field of

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    32 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

ESLI Level

Pre-Placement Requirements

Pre-Placement is only available for ESLI's US schools.  Students also have the option to take a placement test upon arrival

Basic- General English

  • IELTS Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: N/A
Preparatory- General English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: N/A
Foundations- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 4.5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 32-34
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 97-103
Intermediate- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 35-45
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 107-133
Pre-University- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 46-59+
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 137-170

    Pre-Placement Requirements:

    • Official score reports must be submitted to ESLI
    • All score reports will be verified upon submission
    • Official test scores must be less than one year old 
    • *Only US-based ESLI schools offer Pre-Placement at this time.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • National Applies to you

      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State Applies to you

      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • Housing: $3.750

    Living costs for Bowling Green

    900 - 1,400 USD/month
    Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.