Mar 26, 2023  
2022 - 2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Graduate Catalog

Chemistry Department



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The Chemistry Program

The Chemistry Department offers graduate study and research leading to a Master’s degree. The programs are designed to give students a great deal of flexibility in crafting a curriculum that meets their professional goals. Thesis-based options include an M.S. involving research in any of the traditional areas (Organic, Physical, Polymer, Inorganic, Analytical, and Biochemistry) and an M.S. with a concentration in Environmental Chemistry. Non-thesis options include a program that prepares students to apply to the Ph.D. program in Applied Science and a M.A. degree program.  


All applicants must submit scores for the aptitude portions of the Graduate Record Exam taken within the past five years, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. The subject portion (Chemistry) is recommended but not required.

The Graduate Admissions Committee of the Chemistry Department considers admission to the Chemistry Master’s degree programs. Applicants interested in earning a Ph.D. in Applied Science based on research with one of the Chemistry faculty have the options of applying directly to the Ph.D. program in Applied Science or of applying to the Chemistry M.S. degree program with the intent of later applying for admission to the Ph.D. program in Applied Science.

Programs and Course Descriptions




    Description of Courses

    Unless otherwise noted, all courses are graded using standard grading [A, B, C, D, F] scheme (See Grading and Academic Progress  in the section entitled Graduate Regulations) and may not be repeated for credit (See Repeated Courses  requirements in the section entitled Graduate Regulations).




    Chemistry GRAD