As a result of Western Carolina University's program prioritization process, the M.A.T. and the M.A.Ed. in Chemistry have been scheduled for discontinuation. If you have general concerns and questions, information can be found on the Program Prioritization webpage at programprioritization.wcu.edu or you can also contact the program director or the Department of Chemistry and Physics at 828-227-7260.
Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.), Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Departmental Website: Chemistry and Physics Department
Program Description: Through a combination of advanced coursework and individual laboratory research, the Master of Science program effectively prepares students for careers as chemists in industrial employment or for further study in professional schools or doctoral programs.
M.A.Ed. applicants must hold or be eligible to hold a North Carolina Class A teaching license, or a comparable license from another state, in the chosen field unless admission is sought to certain programs in which licensure is not a factor.
M.A.T. applicants must have an undergraduate degree in the major of the concentration and must meet the prerequisite requirements of the department housing the concentration. Candidates with an undergraduate degree in a major other than the MAT concentration may not qualify for the MAT and are subject to prerequisite course requirements as determined by the faculty in the department of the concentration. Prerequisite requirements will vary by department and depend on the credentials presented by the candidate. Pending satisfactory completion of state-mandated licensure requirements, the program leads to a recommendation for an initial and advanced license from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Location of Course Offerings: Cullowhee only for chemistry courses
- Graduate School Admission Requirements
- Program Admission Requirements
- GRE General Exam
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal Interview - M.A.T. and M.S.
- Applicants must have achieved an average grade of B or higher as defined by the major department in upper-level undergraduate courses in the major.
- M.A.Ed. in Comprehensive Education - Chemistry applicants must hold or be eligible for the North Carolina "A" license in chemistry
Application Deadline: None
Prerequisites: Applicants must have a strong background in chemistry.
Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Brian Dinkelmeyer
Department of Chemistry and Physics