The Master of Chemistry program is designed for students who are exploring whether graduate studies are a good fit for them. It offers the opportunity to work with a graduate advisor in selecting advanced courses in the core areas of chemistry as well as specialized courses in areas of particular interest to the student. There is no research component to the Master of Chemistry degree, and students must pass an oral comprehensive exam based on a literature article in their selected area of chemistry (analytical, biological, organic, inorganic, physical, or polymer chemistry). Students who find they enjoy the advanced study of chemistry, excel in their coursework, and are interested in research may apply for admission to the Master of Science or Doctorate program.
All degree applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. Applicants with a GPA less than 3.0 may be granted provisional admission.
- Minimum GRE scores: 285 (quantitative + verbal) and 2.5 (analytical writing)
- Minimum TOEFL score: 80 -or- Minimum IELTS score: 5.5, for international applicants.
- Analytical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymer Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- 32 credit hours
- Comprehensive examination
A minimum of 32 credit hours is required for the Master of Chemistry degree. A minimum of 20 credits of 500 level coursework is required with 15 credits required from the Chemistry disciplines. A maximum of 12 credits of 400 level coursework may be used to fulfill graduate study requirements. Students seeking the Master of Chemistry degree must pass a final oral comprehensive examination.
The Master of Chemistry is tailored to fit the student’s background and goals and is subject to approval at the time of filing of the Program of Study, when 9 credits earned or in-progress.