ARCHIVED 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 16, 2019  
ARCHIVED 2016-2017 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 junior/senior-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 current or former instructors or employers who are in a position to judge the applicant’s aptitude for graduate study. A 1-2 page statement outlining the applicant’s goals and research interests is required.

Program Description

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. For the comprehensive and environmental concentrations, an oral defense of both an approved thesis abstract and final thesis are required, as specified by the Department of Chemistry and Physics. 

Comprehensive Chemistry Concentration (30 hours)


Required Courses (12 hours)


Core (9 hours)


9 hours selected from three of the five following groups of courses:

Environmental Chemistry Concentration (30 hours)


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 (15 hours)


Professional Science Concentration (30 hours)


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.  

Seminar


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

Science Core (21 hours)


Professional Tracks (9 hours)


9 hours selected from one of the following tracks:

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