In addition to the 9 courses at 32 credit hours in the Graduate Common Core, Chemistry students must complete the requirements within their chosen track: Thesis Track or Non-Thesis Track.

Thesis Track

  • CHE 497 RESEARCH (minimum of 12 credit hours)
  • An additional 4 credit-hour course at the 400-level (excluding CHE 497 RESEARCH)
  • In addition, M.S. thesis students must write a thesis based on their research project and successfully pass a two-part oral exam.  The first part of the examination consists of the thesis presentation and defense; the second part is an oral examination concerning the student's general knowledge of chemistry. 

Non-Thesis Track

Standard Track (Non-Thesis)

  • Any 12 credit hours from options listed for the other tracks.
  • An additional 4 credit-hour course at the 400-level (excluding CHE 497 RESEARCH)
  • No more than three 300-level four-credit-hour courses may be taken for graduate credit toward M.S.

Analytical/Physical Chemistry Track (Non-Thesis)

Biochemistry / Medicinal Chemistry Track (Non-Thesis)

    Polymer/Coatings Technology Track (Non-Thesis)

    Synthetic Chemistry Track (Non-Thesis)