Chemistry, Master of Science
In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see the General Information Section of this bulletin), applicants for admission to graduate standing in chemistry are expected to present evidence of having completed the following courses with the indicated semester credit hours :
|General chemistry with laboratory||8|
|Organic chemistry with laboratory||8|
|Quantitative analysis with laboratory||4|
|Physical chemistry with laboratory||8|
|Instrumental methods of analysis||3|
A diagnostic examination or qualifying examination covering the fundamentals of chemistry is required of all applicants prior to official admission to candidacy for the Master of Science in Chemistry degree. Only two attempts to pass this examination are permitted.
The requirements for the Master of Science in Chemistry are summarized below:
- Satisfactory performance on the qualifying examination.
- Completion of a total of thirty (30) semester credit hours of graduate level courses (usually 500 level or above). A minimum of twenty-four (24) of these credit hours must be in chemistry, including six (6) hours of research (CHEM 861 Research Problems taken twice). The remaining six (6) hours may be taken in related disciplines such as biology and/ or mathematics.
- Completion and presentation (through an oral defense) of a thesis to a committee composed of members of the Department of Chemistry and representatives of the Graduate School.
- Fulfillment of general requirements for graduation as outlined by the Graduate School (see the General Information Section of this bulletin).
Persons wishing to acquire the Professional Certificate for Teachers of Chemistry or wishing to earn the M.Ed. for Teachers of Chemistry should contact an advisor in the College of Education.
Curriculum Summary Degree Plan
Students must meet the general requirements for all graduate students as prescribed in this bulletin. Degree Plans must be approved by the graduate program advisor prior to submission to the Graduate School.
Master of Science (Thesis)
This plan is designed to provide instructional enhancement to meet the needs of teachers, practitioners and others who wish to supplement their undergraduate education and expand their research capabilities in chemistry through study beyond the master’s degree.
Allocation of Thirty Semester Hour Course Requirements
General Requirements: Minimum thirty (30) semester credit hours and a research project (thesis).
|General Core Curriculum||18|
|CHEM 531||Advanced Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 543||Advanced Analytical Chem||3|
|CHEM 633||Advanced Organic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 635||Advanced Physical Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 861||Research Problems 1||6|
|Select twelve credit hours from the following:||12|
|Topics In Chemistry|
|Topics In Chemistry|
|Spec Topics In Chem|
|Adv Organic Chem|
|Advanced Physical Chemistry|
|Introduction to Analysis 1|
Approved selected ES (Environmental Toxicology) courses.