M.S., Chemistry

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Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Submit GRE General Test scores.
  • 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 Chemistry M.S. Degree: 30 credits

Optional Concentrations: Biochemistry and NeuroscienceEnvironmental Chemistry

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Chemistry Program Requirements
Complete any deficiencies concurrently with this degree.
Submit a written thesis proposal and pass an oral comprehensive examination centered on this proposal.
Complete and submit a research-based written thesis and pass an oral defense of thesis.
Complete two credits of advisory committee-approved seminar courses from the two seminar course choices below. 12
Research Presentation Techniques
Biochemical and Molecular Biology Seminar
Complete at least one semester of assisting in an undergraduate chemistry laboratory.
Complete 6-9 credits from relevant advisory-committee approved graduate-level courses or select one of the following concentrations6-9
Biochemistry and Neuroscience
Environmental Chemistry
Complete 7-10 credits of courses approved by the advisory committee. 7-10
CHEM F699Thesis6
Thesis credits or credits from courses that are F400-level or higher. 26

Optional Concentrations

Biochemistry and Neuroscience

Complete 9 credits from the following list of core courses9
Protein Structure and Function
Molecular Foundations of Gene Expression
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics
Cellular Signaling

Environmental Chemistry

Complete 6 credits from the following list of core courses: 6
Atmospheric Chemistry
Aquatic and Environmental Geochemistry
Environmental Fate and Transport
Environmental Toxicology

See Biochemistry and Neuroscience.

See Environmental Chemistry.