UCLA MACS Program
The program consists of several courses and a capstone project. Three of the courses are laboratory-based modules. An internship with our industry partners will be encouraged in conjunction with the capstone project, but not required. Some of these courses are designed specifically for the MACS program, however, they will also be offered to both undergraduate and graduate students in state-supported programs to provide a means to enhance academic excellence within our department.
The Master of Applied Chemical Sciences (MACS) program prepares students for research and development in two major fields of applied chemical sciences, medicinal chemistry and materials chemistry, and will have two tracks, each associated with one of the fields. The decision to create two tracks focused on materials and medicinal chemistry is predicated on the current job market in US which is dominated by two major clusters of corporate chemistry-based entities.