Master of Science in Chemistry

First Year

18 credits in graduate courses distributed as follows:

12 credits in core graduate courses (6000 level)

6 elective credits (6000 or 8000 level)

Graduate Seminar Attendance (CHEM 8901-8902)
Research Teaching Assistantship (CHEM 6905-6906)
Selection of Research Advisor
Introduction to Graduate Research and
Group Meeting Attendance (January 1)


Summer (after First Year)

Qualifying Exams (pass a minimum of two)

Thesis Committee Selection

Graduate Research (CHEM 8999)


Second Year

3 course credits (principal study area - 8000 level)

Graduate Seminar Presentation (CHEM 8901-8902) (Tips on Presenting a Good Seminar)

Presentation of Research Work Plan (Second Semester) (Guidelines for the Presentation of Proposal A)


Third Year and Summer

Graduate Research

Thesis Seminar Presentation

Thesis Oral Defense


The registration and attendance to graduate seminars (8901-8902) and group meetings each semester is an important requirement during the time the student is registered in the Graduate Program.

A graduate student, bonafide and full time, should complete all the requirements for the master’s degree in three years.