M.S., Chemistry

M.S. Degree

  • Complete the following admission requirements:
  1. Submit GRE General Test scores.
  2. If English is not your native language, submit scores from both the Test of Spoken English and the Test of Written English, as well as TOEFL scores. Requests, including justification, for exceptions to this requirement should be made to the chair of the department.

M.S. Degree — Biochemistry and Neuroscience Concentration

  • Complete the following admission requirements:
  1. Submit GRE General Test scores.
  2. If English is not your native language, submit scores from both the Test of Spoken English and the Test of Written English, as well as TOEFL scores. Requests, including justification, for exceptions to this requirement should be made to the chair of the department.

M.S. Degree — Environmental Chemistry concentration

  • Complete the following admission requirements:
  1. Submit GRE General Test scores.
  2. If English is not your native language, submit scores from both the Test of Spoken English and the Test of Written English, as well as TOEFL scores. Requests, including justification, for exceptions to this requirement should be made to the chair of the department.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Program Requirements
Complete a research-based thesis.
CHEM F692Seminar2
Complete at least one semester of assisting in an undergraduate chemistry laboratory.
Total Credits2

Optional Concentrations: Biochemistry and Neuroscience, Environmental Chemistry

M.S. Degree ­­— Biochemistry and Neuroscience Concentration

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Program Requirements
Select three from the following:9
Protein Structure and Function
Molecular Foundations of Gene Expression
Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Cellular Signaling
Complete a research thesis.
Total Credits9

M.S. Degree — Environmental Chemistry concentration

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Program Requirements
Select two from the following:6
Aquatic Chemistry
Atmospheric Chemistry
Environmental Fate and Transport
Environmental Toxicology
CHEM F691Research Presentation Techniques1
CHEM F692Seminar1
Complete approved electives 13-6
Complete a research thesis12
Total Credits23-26
1

Approved electives are specified by the student’s committee. The following tracks are defined as a guide. Within these tracks students will be expected to complete as part of the core and electives:

  1. Atmospheric Chemistry: CHEM F601, CHEM F605, CHEM F606 and CHEM F631
  2. Aqueous/Environmental Geochemistry: CHEM F605, CHEM F606 or CHEM F631, GEOS F618 and CHEM F609/GEOS F633.
  3. Environmental Toxicology and Contaminant Fate: CHEM F605 or CHEM F606, CHEM F631 and CHEM F655

A customized focus area may be developed based on an appropriate sequence of core and elective courses, subject to approval by the student’s advisory committee.

See Biochemistry and Neuroscience.

See Environmental Chemistry.