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Chemistry and Biochemistry - MS, PhD

Degree Programs:


Graduate study in chemistry leads to the M. S. and PhD degrees. Entering students must take four of the five required core courses with the consent of their advisor:

Select four of the following:12
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry I
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Advanced Biochemistry I
Total Hours12

By the end of the second semester, graduate students must submit a plan of study which details the courses which 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 the plan of study will consist of a minimum of 30 hours, including the core courses listed above (12 hours);

CHEM 7990Research and Thesis (4 hours)1-10
CHEM 7750Formal Presentations in Modern Chemistry (1 hour)1
CHEM 7950Seminar (4 hours)1

For the PhD 60 hours of courses must be completed. These must include the core courses listed above (12 hours),

CHEM 8990Research and Dissertation (10 hours)1-10
CHEM 7750Formal Presentations in Modern Chemistry (2 hours)1
CHEM 7950Seminar (6 hours)1

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.