Chemistry (MS) Non-thesis Option
Requirements (non-thesis option)
A minimum total 30 semester hours with at least 15 semester hours in chemistry courses. An overall GPA of 3.0 must be maintained.
Students must pass at least 6 graduate lecture courses from at least 3 of 6 divisions with a minimum grade of 'C' in any one course. Additional credit hour requirements can be met by research and/or additional graduate level coursework.
Students must enroll in seminar (Chem 695) each of their first 3 semesters (excluding summers) and attend departmental seminars. Part-time students can complete the attendance requirement online with prior approval. Students must make a presentation based on a topic under active discussion in the recent literature during their second or third semester. The remaining seminar attendance requirement may be waived after all other Master's candidacy requirements have been achieved.
The research proposal serves as the capstone project for the non-thesis M.S. degree. Students must develop, explain, and defend a research proposal. The proposal can be based on recent literature or the student's research project (if applicable). The student should select a mentor from the chemistry graduate faculty to oversee the proposal committee. The committee consists of the mentor plus two additional chemistry faculty selected by the student in consultation with the mentor.
Milestones (non-thesis option)
Literature Seminar (deadline 3rd semester)