Chemistry - M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. Download to print
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The Master of Arts in Chemistry provides opportunities with courses in analytical, bio-, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. The extraordinary breadth of the program gives students considerable flexibility in curriculum design, ensuring a modern and dynamic graduate education.
Official transcript(s), goal statement and three letters of recommendation. In addition, a minimum quantitative Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 600 is expected. Although the subject GRE is not required, candidates are encouraged to provide a subject GRE score to strengthen their application. The M.S. requires a 3.0 GPA. The Ph.D. requires a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and 3.25 graduate GPA. For the M.A. and M.S., a background of undergraduate courses consisting of one year each in analytical chemistry or biochemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, calculus and physics is expected.
M.A.: A total of 32 semester hours of graduate credit is required, including at least 21 hours of classroom courses. The selection of these hours will be planned by the student and a faculty adviser to best fulfill the needs of the student. There is no research requirement for this degree. This program is only available with permission.
To be admitted to candidacy for the doctoral degree, the student must pass a written examination in the field of specialization, the form and time of the examination being determined by each division (analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry or physical chemistry). Those failing this examination may repeat the examination once. After passing the written examination, the student must present a detailed written proposal for his/her dissertation research. The successful oral defense of this proposal and its acceptance by the advisory committee admits the student to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree.
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M.S.: A thesis presenting and interpreting the results of original research is required. The Department of Chemistry considers research to be a fundamental part of the Master’s of Science program. Areas in which research may be carried out are analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. The thesis must be successfully defended in an oral examination before the student’s advisory committee.
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