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.: 30 credits
Optional Concentrations: Biochemistry and Neuroscience, Environmental Chemistry
|General University Requirements
|Complete the graduate general university requirements.
|Master’s Degree Requirements
|Complete the master's degree requirements.
|Chemistry Program Requirements
|Complete any deficiencies concurrently with this degree.
|Complete two credits of advisory committee-approved seminar courses from the two seminar course choices below. 1
|Biochemical and Molecular Biology Seminar
|Research Presentation Techniques
|Complete 7-10 credits of courses approved by the advisory committee.
|Complete 6-9 credits from relevant advisory committee-approved graduate-level courses or select one of the following concentrations
Biochemistry and Neuroscience
|Thesis or Project Requirements
|Complete the thesis or project option as described below. 2
Students in the Biochemistry and Neuroscience concentration should take the Biochemical and Molecular Biology Seminar and students in the Environmental Chemistry concentration should take Research Presentation Techniques.
The minimum number of credits required is 30. The required M.S. coursework above represents 18 credits. The minimum number of thesis credits required is 6. For the thesis option the remaining 6 credits can either be thesis credits or courses at the F400 level or higher. For the project option, the remaining 6 credits can be courses at the F400 level or higher.
Thesis or Project Options
|Complete the following:
|Thesis credits or committee-approved courses that are F400 level or higher.
|Submit a committee-approved, written research-based thesis proposal and pass an oral comprehensive examination centered on the proposal.
|Complete a committee-approved, research-based written thesis and pass an oral defense of the thesis.
|Complete the following:
|Committee-approved courses that are F400 level or higher.
|Submit a committee-approved, literature-based written project proposal and pass an oral comprehensive examination centered on the proposal.
|Complete a committee-approved, literature-based written project and pass an oral defense of the project.
|Biochemistry and Neuroscience Concentration Requirements
|Complete 9 credits from the following list of core courses
|Protein Structure and Function
|Molecular Foundations of Gene Expression
|Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
|Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics
|Environmental Chemistry Concentration Requirements
|Complete 6 credits from the following list of core courses:
|Aqueous and Environmental Geochemistry
|Environmental Fate and Transport