MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM

The M.S. Program in Chemistry is comprised of seven graduate courses, a Graduate Seminar (CHEM 579), an M.S. seminar (CHEM 591) and an M.S. thesis (CHEM 690) to be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Institute of Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering. Students are required to complete two of the Advanced Chemistry (CHEM 51X) courses offered. One elective course, from graduate courses offered by other departments, may be allowed with the permission of the graduate advisor.

Total number of credits required for a M.S. degree is 21 (120 ECTS).

First Semester Credits / ECTS Second Semester Credits / ECTS
CHEM 51X Advanced Chemistry* 3 / 8 CHEM 51X Advanced Chemistry* 3 / 8
CHEM 579 Graduate Seminar 0 / 2 CHEM  - Dept. Elective 3 / 8
CHEM  - Dept. Elective 3 / 8 CHEM  - Dept. Elective 3 / 8
CHEM  - Dept. Elective 3 / 8  -  - Elective 3 / 8
 Total 9 / 26  Total  12 / 32
Third Semester Credits / ECTS  
CHEM 591 MS Seminar 0 / 2
 Total 0 / 2
CHEM  690 Master’s Thesis 0 / 60  

* Students are required to complete two of the CHEM 51X Advanced Chemistry classes offered:

CHEM 511 Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM 512 Advanced Physical Chemistry
CHEM 513 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 514 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM

The Ph.D. Program in Chemistry consists of six graduate courses, a Graduate Seminar (CHEM 700), a Current Research Assessment course (CHEM 601), a Guided Research course (CHEM 699), a qualifying examination, a thesis proposal, and a Ph.D. thesis (CHEM 790) to be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Institute of Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering. Students who have not previously completed an Advanced Chemistry course are required to take one of the CHEM 51X Advanced Chemistry classes offered. A maximum of two courses, from graduate courses offered by other departments, may be allowed with the permission of the graduate advisor.

Total number of credits required for a Ph.D. degree is 23 (240 ECTS).

First Semester Credits / ECTS Second Semester Credits / ECTS
CHEM 700 Graduate Seminar 0 / 2  CHEM  601 Current Research Assessment 1 / 2
CHEM  - Dept. Elective/Adv. Chem* 3 / 8  CHEM  699 Guided Research 4 / 8
CHEM  - Dept. Elective 3 / 8  CHEM  - Dept. Elective 3 / 8
CHEM  - Dept. Elective 3 / 8 - - Elective 3 / 8
 - Elective 3 / 8
 Total 9 / 26  Total 14 / 34
   
- - Qualifying Exam 0 / 30
-  - Thesis Proposal Defense 0 / 30
CHEM  790 Thesis Proposal Defense 0 / 120
 Total 0 / 180  

*Students who have not previously completed an Advanced Chemistry course are required to take one of the CHEM 51X Advanced Chemistry classes offered:

CHEM 511 Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM 512 Advanced Physical Chemistry
CHEM 513 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 514 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Advisors