Chemistry - M.S.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
210 Williams Hall
The Master of Science degree in Chemistry provides opportunity in research in the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, as well as biochemistry. Many of the research topics are built around interdisciplinary themes in biomedical research (bioanalytical, bioinorganic and biophysical chemistry) and materials science (nanomaterials, liquid crystals, photonic materials, spectroscopy, surface science).
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
- Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
- Official transcript(s)
- Minimum 600 quantitative GRE score or minimum 143 quantitative GRE score is expected (although the subject GRE is not required, candidates are encouraged to provide a subject GRE score to strengthen their application) (Effective Spring 2020, only the general GRE score will be required)
- Goal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 525 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 71 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 74 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.0 IELTS score
- Minimum 50 PTE score
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate an improved knowledge of a specialization within chemistry.
- Plan and execute chemical experiments.
|Major Requirements 1|
|CHEM 60199||THESIS I 1||6|
|CHEM 60894||COLLEGE TEACHING OF CHEMISTRY||1|
|Chemistry Electives 2,3,4||19|
|Chemistry Seminar Electives, choose from the following:||2|
|SEMINAR: ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY|
|SEMINAR: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY|
|SEMINAR: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY|
|SEMINAR: PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY|
|Chemistry Seminars in Development/Problem Solving Electives, choose from the following:||2|
|SEMINAR: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BIOCHEMISTRY|
|SEMINAR: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY|
|SEMINAR: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY|
|SEMINAR: PROBLEM SOLVING IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY|
|SEMINAR: PROBLEM SOLVING IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||30|
A thesis presenting and interpreting the results of original research is required. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry considers research to be a fundamental part of the M.S. degree. Areas in which research may be carried out are analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. The thesis must be successfully defended in an oral examination before the student’s advisory committee.
Minimum 13 credit hours of graduate chemistry classroom courses are required; one of these courses must be outside the major area.
At least half of the required credit hours must be taken at the 60000 level.
- Minimum 18 credit hours must be for graduate credit other than research and thesis.