The Master of Chemistry program is designed for professionals pursuing advanced study on a part-time basis. It does not include a research requirement. Candidates for the Master of Chemistry degree must meet the requirements of the Graduate College for a professional master's degree.
The student must additionally complete a specialized interdisciplinary program consisting of at least 12 credit hours in a coherent area of chemistry. The selection of the student's program must be made in consultation with an adviser and may be chosen from the suggested programs listed below or designed to suit the student's interests. This interdisciplinary program specialization may include chemistry and/or related coursework from other departments for example, mathematics and physics, computer science, biology, law, business, environmental or chemical engineering. (The credits in law may not be applied toward the J.D. degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law.) Students must pass either one M.S. comprehensive examination, or an oral final examination based primarily on the area of specialization. This may include defense of a project.
Possible Areas of Specializations
- Analytical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymer Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
Programs of study must include the following core courses:
|CHEM 584 Graduate Seminar|
|CHEM 585 Colloquium in Chemistry|
The required coursework includes a minimum of four core courses chosen from the following core courses. Each of the four courses must be chosen from six different chemistry disciplines including analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and polymer chemistry.
There are 15 course credit hours required by the chemistry program. The graduate college requires 20 course credit hours. The remainder of the program of study will be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor. Students can choose any of the elective courses in consultation with their academic advisor.