The Master of Science in Chemistry (MS) program prepares students for careers in the chemical industry or further graduate studies.
The curriculum is designed to provide a broad overall perspective of the chemical sciences field while placing the primary emphasis upon chemistry and the application of chemical principles.
The Chemistry MS program offers both a thesis option and a nonthesis option. The thesis option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree, including 16 credit hours of required courses, at least 6 credit hours of thesis research, and 8 credit hours of electives that must be approved by the student's advisory committee. The nonthesis option requires a minimum of 31 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree, including 16 credit hours of required courses, 14 credit hours of electives that must be approved by the student's advisory committee, and 1 credit hour of independent study that culminates in a research report.
Total Credit Hours Required: 30-31 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree
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