Master of Chemistry

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A minimum of 32 credit hours is required for the Master of Chemistry degree. A minimum of 20 credit hours of 500-level coursework is required with 15 credit hours required from the chemistry disciplines. A maximum of 12 credit hours of 400-level coursework may be used to fulfill graduate study requirements. Students seeking the Master of Chemistry degree must pass a written or 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 the Plan of Study, when 9 credit hours are earned or in-progress.


Required Courses (27-28)
CHEM 526Graduate Chemistry Laboratory3
CHEM 534Advanced Spectroscopic Methods4
CHEM 584Graduate Seminar in Chemistry1
CHEM 585Chemistry Colloquium1
CHEM 585Chemistry Colloquium1
Select a minimum of four core courses from the following:12
Advanced Organic Chemistry3
Survey of Analytical Chemistry3
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
Polymer Synthesis3
Chemical Bonding3
Select a minimum of two professional development courses from the following:5-6
Synthesis and Intellectual Property Management2
Industrial Leadership3
Project Management3
Public Engagement for Scientists3
Elective Courses (4-5)
Select 4-5 credit hours in consultation with adviser4-5

Minimum degree credits required: 32