The Master of Science in chemistry provides training for those who wish to advance their careers in research, industry, government service or teaching. In addition to advancing students toward a doctoral program, the program also provides courses of interest to industrial chemists who already may hold advanced degrees. In addition to full-time faculty, the department of chemistry draws part-time faculty from local industries, allowing a broader range of offerings.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university.
- Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 24 credits in undergraduate chemistry with laboratory work, including physical and organic chemistry, a working knowledge of calculus and one year of physics with laboratory.
- Submission of an official score report for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test taken within the last five years. (The GRE requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a master’s degree.)
- Three letters of recommendation.
Applicants who have not completed all requirements for admission to the degree program may be permitted to enroll in classes for credit on a nonmatriculated or nondegree basis.
Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 32 credits in courses prescribed or approved for the degree of Master of Science in chemistry. Compliance with the minimum course requirements listed below.
- CHEM6613 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
- CHEM6673 Physical Organic Chemistry
- CHEM6781 Biochemistry
- CHEM6805 Graduate Seminar
- CHEM7771 Advanced Organic Synthesis
Two of the following three courses:
- CHEM6801 Research and Thesis (Optional)
- CHEM6802 Research and Thesis (Optional)
- CHEM6803 Thesis Seminar (Optional)
A student may substitute 9 credits of additional chemistry courses for: CHEM6801, CHEM6802 Research and Thesis and CHEM6803 Thesis Seminar (total 7 credits) requirements. This makes a minimum of 34 credits in courses for the Master of Science degree when a student elects the non-thesis option.
Minimum of 6 credits in additional chemistry courses approved by the adviser. Up to 6 credits of graduate courses in a single area outside chemistry to be approved by adviser may be substituted.