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  Feb 22, 2018
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Chemistry (M.S.)

Master of Science, Plan A only (thesis): Total 30 credit hours

  • Chemistry core 14 credit hours
  • Graduate Seminar 4 credit hours
  • Chemistry or other electives 6 credit hours
  • Thesis 6 credit hours

Chemistry core course work: 14 credit hours

The following courses are required for all Master students in Chemistry. The department can approve exceptions if an alternative program of study is more appropriate.


The candidate must conduct independent research under the guidance of an approved advisor, and prepare and present a thesis that demonstrates the addition of significant knowledge to some area of chemistry. The candidate is required to pass comprehensive written examinations covering work in the department; an oral defense of the thesis is required after acceptance by the student’s advisory committee.