Chemistry

Master of Science

The Department of Chemistry administers a masters program with thesis and non-thesis options. The program awards an M.S. in Chemistry with specializations in the following areas:

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic/Medicinal
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Physical
  • Computational

A Bioinformatics Option is available in each of the areas.

Program Requirements

THESIS:

A. 26 hours of CHEM 6000 and/or CHEM 8000 level courses of which 8 hours may be taken in a related field.

B. 2 hours of CHEM 8800 (Seminar) are required as part of the 26 hours

C. Proficiency in a Research Skill/Foreign Language

D. General Exam: Complete the required coursework with a “B” or better from three of the five areas

– Analytical

– Biochemistry

– Inorganic

– Organic

– Physical

E. Research: Minimum of 6 hours of 8999 required

F. Approved Thesis (oral defense)

NON-THESIS:

A. 36 hours of CHEM 6000 and/or CHEM 8000 level courses of which 8 hours may be taken in a related field.

B. 1 hour of CHEM 8800 (Seminar) is required as part of the 36 hours

C. Proficiency in a Research Skill/Foreign Language

D. Research: Minimum of 3 hours of 8910 required

E. Non-thesis research or literature review paper

For complete degree requirements (including teaching requirements) please refer to the Graduate Student’s Guide to Department Requirements and Policies.