Chemistry - Master of Science

The core course work required of students entering with no previous graduate study in chemistry or biochemistry consists of basic core courses completed in one of the following options:
  1. two courses chosen respectively from two of the five major areas represented in the department apart from a student’s elected field of thesis research; or
  2. one course chosen from the five major areas apart from the student’s elected field of thesis research plus one graduate-level course in a discipline outside the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
A master's candidate will plan an appropriate program of further study with his or her advisor and is also required to prepare a thesis. The thesis requirement may be waived upon application to the department head, after completion of the doctoral comprehensive examination requirements.