Master of Chemistry in Materials Chemistry

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The professional master’s program in materials chemistry is a part-time program designed for scientists who wish to broaden their background in synthesis, characterization, and properties of materials and chemical systems. The program combines modern materials design and synthesis strategies with innovative characterization techniques, computational and simulation methods, project management, technical communication, and intellectual property management. It is structured to provide students with opportunities to develop a broad understanding of materials synthesis and characterization, to learn to design and manage projects, and to sharpen their intellectual property management.

Candidates seeking admission to this program must have a bachelor’s degree (ideally in science or engineering), with at least two semesters of organic chemistry and two semesters of calculus. The academic adviser will assist students in determining whether any prerequisites are necessary. A final comprehensive examination is required for graduation. This program is also available on the web. Students should consult  for more information.


Required Courses (27)
CHEM 454Chemical Modeling and Simulation3
CHEM 470Introduction to Polymers3
CHEM 505Spectroscopic Methods I3
CHEM 509Physical Methods of Characterization3
CHEM 521Structural Inorganic and Materials Chemistry3
CHEM 522Efficient Chemical and Materials Synthesis3
CHEM 535Polymer Synthesis3
SCI 511Project Management3
SCI 522Public Engagement for Scientists3
Elective Courses (5-6)
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:5-6
Statistics for Analytical Chemists3
Synthesis and Intellectual Property Management2
Organic Reaction Mechanisms3
Tactics in Organic Synthesis3
Polymer Characterization and Analysis3
Total Credit Hours32-33