Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 degree credits is required. Students must attain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in the core courses listed below, and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Seminar: In addition to the minimum 30 degree credits required, all students who receive departmental or research-based awards must enroll each semester in CHEM 791 Graduate Seminar.

M.S. in Chemistry (courses only)

Core Courses
CHEM 605Advanced Organic Chemistry I: Structure3
CHEM 661Instrumental Analysis Laboratory3
or CHEM 664
CHEM 610Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
or CHEM 673 Biochemistry
CHEM 658Advanced Physical Chemistry3
Elective Courses
Two 600- or 700-level chemical engineering or chemistry courses6
Four electives 112
Total Credits30
1

A maximum of 6 elective credits may be taken from outside chemistry or chemical engineering; a maximum of 3 credits may be at the 500 level.

M.S. in Chemistry (Master's thesis)

Core Courses
CHEM 605Advanced Organic Chemistry I: Structure3
CHEM 661Instrumental Analysis Laboratory3
or CHEM 664
CHEM 610Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
or CHEM 673 Biochemistry
CHEM 658Advanced Physical Chemistry3
Thesis 1
CHEM 701Master's Thesis6
Elective Courses 2
Four electives12
Total Credits30
1

Required of those receiving departmental or research-based support. 

2

A maximum of 6 elective credits may be taken from outside chemistry or chemical engineering; a maximum of 3 credits may be at the 500 level.