Admission to the Program
Applicants must have earned a degree equivalent to fulfilling the requirements for a BS in Chemistry or Biochemistry with a 2.75 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) in chemistry from a college accredited by the American Chemical Society or equivalent. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required. All applications must be approved by the faculty of the Department of Chemistry.
- 30 credit hours of approved graduate work
- The entire course of study must constitute a unified program. Each student must have a proposed curriculum approved by the department's academic advisor and the department chair within one semester after entering the program.
- Tool of research: an examination in German, French, Russian, or statistics.
- One comprehensive examination
- Research requirement (with grades of B or better) CHEM-797 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) (6 credit hours required)or CHEM-797 Master's Thesis Research (1-6) (3 credit hours required) and CHEM-691 Internship (1-6) (3 credit hours required) A thesis of publishable quality based on original chemical laboratory research must be presented at a public seminar and defended before the student's committee immediately thereafter. A research proposal must be accepted by the student's thesis committee at least one semester prior to the oral defense of the thesis.
Skills (9 credit hours)
- CHEM-602 Research Method Design (3) 3
- CHEM-605 Separation Science (3) 3
- STAT-514 Statistical Methods (3) 3 or skills course approved by advisor
Concepts (15 credit hours)
Complete 15 credit hours from the following:
- CHEM-615 Advanced Physical Chemistry (3) 3
- CHEM-621 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3) 3
- CHEM-635 Topics in Biological and Organic Chemistry (3) 3 (may be taken twice with different topic)
- CHEM-640 Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3) 3
- CHEM-655 Topics in Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry (3) 3 (may be taken twice with different topic)
- CHEM-662 Topics in Environmental Chemistry (3) 3 (may be taken twice with different topic)
- CHEM-666 Biochemistry II (3) 3