Master of Science
Natural Sciences - Chemistry
College of Letters and Sciences
- Program Description
- Admission Requirements
- Learning Outcomes
- Additional Program Requirements
- Program of Study
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, demonstrated excellent preparation in the Chemical Sciences.
- Undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA less than a 3.00 but equal to or greater than 2.75 may be admitted under provisional conditions.
- A minimum combined score of 290 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Exam. The GRE’s must have been taken in the last five years. [ CSU School code: 5123 ]
- A one page statement of experience and interests.
- Two letters of reference. References should come from persons familiar with the applicant's academic or professional experience.
- Successful competition of at least 20 semester hours of undergraduate chemistry courses (with two semesters of organic chemistry and at least one semester each of analytical, inorganic, and physical chemistry) and excluding General Chemistry I and II lecture and labs.
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key concepts, principles, theories, and methods with in the core discipline of the Natural Sciences: biology, chemistry, environmental science, and geosciences.
• Employ critical and analytical thinking in application of the scientific method, including formulating and testing hypotheses, designing experiments, analyzing data, interpreting results, and drawing conclusions.
• Report orally and in writing research results and conclusions according to accepted standards of the chosen area of core study.
Additional Program Requirements
Program Of Study
Area 1 Program Core Required Hours: 3
ENGL 5149 Grant Writing
Program Concentration Required Hours:13
CHEM 6105 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 6106 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 6125 Advanced Physical Chemistry
CHEM 6136 Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM 6706 Graduate Chemistry Seminar
Program Electives Required Hours: 8 (Thesis Option), 20 (Non- Thesis Option)
CHEM 5105G Polymer Chemistry
CHEM 5106G Advanced Biochemistry
CHEM 5110G Synthetic Organic Chemistry
CHEM 5115G Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds
CHEM 5116G Catalysis
CHEM 5555G Selected Topics in Chemistry
CHEM 6699 Graduate Chemistry Internship
Area 3 Program Requirements
Thesis Required Hours:12
CHEM 6999 Graduate Chemistry Thesis Research
Total Required Hours: 36