Graduate – Goals and Objectives
In order to qualify for the Master of Science degree, candidates must fulfill the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, complete 30 credit hours of course work and a minimum of 12 credit hours of thesis research, submit an acceptable thesis, and pass a written or an oral examination. Students will normally concentrate in one of the following areas: analytical, environmental, inorganic, organic, physical or polymer chemistry, or chemical education.
Candidates for the Master of Science degree must complete 30 credit hours of course work in chemistry and related fields, including designated chemistry core courses (as outlined below). The chemistry courses must be numbered 600 or above and comprise a program acceptable to the advisory committee. The related courses must be numbered 500 or above and be acceptable to the advisory committee. In addition to courses in the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, courses are also offered in applied areas such as environmental, medicinal, and polymer chemistry.
Once a research advisor and committee have been selected, the Chemistry MS—Program of Study (PDF) form should be completed by the student and forwarded to the Chair of the CGSC for review, approval, and forwarding to the Graduate School office.