This degree focuses on the traditional research areas of Organic, Physical, Polymer, Inorganic, Analytical, and Biochemistry. The program is designed for students who desire additional academic experience before pursuing an industrial career, professional degree, or Ph.D. degree.
With an emphasis on both coursework and research, the Master of Science degree culminates in a research-based thesis and comprehensive oral examination. Students have the flexibility of taking courses in other departments such as Biology, Physics, or Applied Science. This program can usually be completed in two years, including summers.
Please see the Graduate Catalog for course descriptions and detailed requirements.