|CHM 600 level or Higher||18|
|CHM 779||Chemistry Seminar||2|
|CHM 785||Introduction to Research||2|
|CHM 810||Master's Thesis||8|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Students must take 18 credits of formal lecture courses by the end of the spring semester of their first year. Of the 18 credit hours, 4 core courses totaling 12 credit hours should be taken by all graduate students.
- The required number of credit hours in the chemistry seminars (CHM 779) and Introduction to Research (CHM 785) must be taken in the first and second year.
- The required number of credit hours in research (CHM 810) must be taken in the second year.
- A dissertation based on research of a quality acceptable for publication in a recognized scientific journal must be completed before the end of the second year.
The M.S. degree may be earned with or without a thesis.
In order to complete a MS degree without thesis, an advanced comprehensive exam must be passed.
The exam is administered at the end of the second year in the program.