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Chemistry, MSc


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The Master of Sciences (MSc) with options in Chemistry or Biochemistry is a research Master’s degree program offered with  research (thesis) and coursework (non-thesis) tracks. . It provides students with advanced courses in analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Research areas include those above and environmental chemistry. The degree program is designed for students who desire a research degree and advanced course work.

Prospective students must meet the entrance requirements of The Graduate School  and of the Department of Chemistry.

Specifically, the applicant is expected to have a BA or BS degree with the equivalent of a chemistry or biochemistry major from an accredited institution, and show promise and ability to pursue advanced study and research in chemistry. Please consult with the department office for a complete program description, or contact the Master of Sciences Chemistry advisor for the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Dr. Janel Owens

Learning Outcomes for the Research Track

  • Explore graduate-level coursework in chemistry or biochemistry to increase depth and breadth within disciplines of chemistry or biochemistry,
  • Describe recent advances in chemistry or biochemistry,
  • Develop a hypothesis, design experiments to test that hypothesis, and carry out experiments with evaluation of resultant data,
  • Hone research skills and develop best practices regarding laboratory notebook upkeep and data management,
  • Communicate clearly in written and oral formats
  • Search for, read critically, evaluate, and summarize peer-reviewed manuscripts in the scientific literature, and
  • Identify, discuss, and propose solutions for scientific problems.

Research track: (27 credits)

  • 12 credits of graduate-level laboratory or lecture courses, nine of which must be in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (CHEM 5000-level)
  • 9 credits of research (CHEM 5904)
  • 6 credits of thesis (CHEM 7000)

Learning Outcomes for the Course Track

  • Explore graduate-level coursework in chemistry or biochemistry to increase depth and breadth within disciplines of chemistry or biochemistry,
  • Describe recent advances in chemistry or biochemistry,
  • Communicate clearly in written and oral formats
  • Search for, read critically, evaluate, and summarize peer-reviewed manuscripts in the scientific literature, and
  • Identify, discuss, and propose solutions for scientific problems.

Course track: (27 credits)

  • 24 credits of graduate-level laboratory or lecture courses, 18 of which must be in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (CHEM 5000-level). A student make take up to three credits of CHEM 5904, which will count as one course.
  • 3 credits of Master’s Project (CHEM 7050)

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