Chemistry and Biochemistry - MS, PhD

Degree Programs:


Graduate study in chemistry leads to the M.S. and PhD degrees. By the end of the second semester, graduate students must submit a plan of study which details the courses that will be taken. This is done with the assistance of the major professor and with the consent of the student’s advisory committee.

For the MS degree, the plan of study will consist of a minimum of 30 hours.

Chemistry (MS)
Select four of the following required core:12
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry I
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Advanced Biochemistry I
CHEM 7750Formal Presentations in Modern Chemistry1
CHEM 7950Seminar (4 hours)1
CHEM 7990Research and Thesis4
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For the PhD degree, 60 hours of courses must be completed.

CHEM 7750Formal Presentations in Modern Chemistry (3 hours)1
CHEM 7950Seminar (6 hours )1
CHEM 8990Research and Dissertation10

The rest of the courses usually are taken in the major area. Directed Study, CHEM 7930, may be taken for a maximum of 15 hours. PhD students must pass the written and oral examination. All graduate students must orally present their research and defend their theses or dissertations in the final oral examination.