Research projects cover the full range of chemistry subdisciplines including analytical, biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry with applications in materials science, environmental chemistry, forensic chemistry, and biological systems.
The program for the MS degree in chemistry requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate study. At least one half of the coursework must be from those courses numbered 600 or above. Nine hours must be from core disciplines within chemistry, and the remaining coursework is graduate-level electives selected under the guidance of your research advisor.
Applicants who do not possess a bachelor degree in chemistry may be required to take some undergraduate chemistry coursework, which does not count toward the M.S. degree requirements. An oral defense of both an approved thesis abstract and final thesis is required, as specified by the Department of Chemistry and Physics.
Core (9 hours)
9 hours selected from three of the five following groups of courses:
Analytical Chemistry Group
Physical Chemistry Group
Inorganic Chemistry Group
Electives (9 hours)
9 hours selected from the following courses or approved by the student’s thesis research advisory committee: