ARCHIVED 2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 22, 2019  
ARCHIVED 2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry (M.S.)


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Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements , 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. A personal interview may be requested. The General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is required, as are three recommendations from former instructors who are in a position to judge the applicant’s aptitude for graduate study.

Program Description

The program for the MS degree in chemistry requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate study, including a thesis as specified by the Department of Chemistry and Physics. An oral defense of the thesis is required. At least one half of the coursework must be from those courses numbered 600 or above.

Required (30 hours)


12 hours in the following


9 hours in course work approved by the student’s research advisory committee.


Environmental Chemistry Concentration


The program for the M.S. in Chemistry with an Environmental Chemistry concentration requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate study, including an environmentally related thesis as specified by the Department of Chemistry and Physics.

Required Courses


  • 6 hours of environmentally related courses; and
  • 9 hours of electives approved by the student’s thesis research advisory committee.

Professional Science Concentration


The program for the M.S. in Chemistry with a Professional Science concentration requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate study, including an internship or applied project as specified by the Department of Chemistry and Physics.  Students will choose one of three professional “tracks” that share a common science core.
 

Concentration Requirements


A two-day seminar that covers regulatory content is required but does not count toward the curriculum credit hours.

Required Core Courses (21)


Executive


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