Academic Catalog

Chemistry (M.S.)

This is a professional degree for those planning to enter the chemical profession.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the  Graduate School.

We do not admit students directly into our master of science program. Students wishing to pursue research-based careers should apply directly to our Ph.D. program or the Master of Arts in Chemistry (for cognate fields, such as medicine, education or business).

Program Requirements

This degree is offered only as a Plan A (thesis) master’s program. (Chemistry courses below the 6000 level may not be applied toward this degree.)

CHM 8850Frontiers in Chemistry1
Select two to three credits in seminar:2-3
Seminar in Analytical Chemistry
Seminar in Organic Chemistry
Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry
Seminar in Physical Chemistry
Seminar in Biochemistry
CHM 6740Laboratory Safety1
Select at least twelve credits in chemistry courses open to graduate chemistry students (excluding research, seminar, CHM 6740, and CHM 8850) of which at least nine credits must be at the 7000 level12
Select six credits in chemistry and/or cognate courses6
CHM 8999Master's Thesis Research and Direction8
M.S. students are required to complete an original research project, write a M.S. thesis and defend the thesis with a committee consisting of their research advisor and two other committee members from the Department of Chemistry
Total Credits30-31

Academic Scholarship: All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Candidacy must be established by the time twelve credits have been earned. The applicant must file a copy of the Plan of Work with the Graduate Officer.

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