Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, M.S.


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Additional Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Chemistry has the following requirements:

  1. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in chemistry. However, consideration will be given to applicants with undergraduate degrees in biology, physics, or related fields who have substantial background in and knowledge of chemistry.
  2. M.S. program: Applicants to the M.S. program must submit a list of three individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s potential to do graduate work in chemistry (submission of reference letters helpful but optional), and a statement of educational/career goals.

Degree Requirements


Students should refer to the departmental program brochures for the specific details for each degree program. The following information is a brief overview of the various degree options.

Chemistry M.S. Program with Interdisciplinary Emphasis in Bioinformatics


Bioinformatics has grown from the creation of large databases that required computational approaches for efficient manipulation and analysis to a multi-faceted discipline that also includes microarray technology, statistical analysis, and molecular modeling.

The department M.S. degree with emphasis in bioinformatics is available in both the non-thesis and thesis options described above with the following modifications.

For the non-thesis option, the approved laboratory or literature research paper must be on a topic within the area of bioinformatics. For the thesis option, one of the thesis committee members must be from outside the department.

Mathematics and computer science classes at the 7000 level that serve as prerequisites for 6000 and 8000-level interdisciplinary classes may be applied toward interdisciplinary coursework requirement. At least one course in biochemistry (CHEM 6600 or above) and CHEM 6640 or equivalent must be included in the above. In addition, 12 hours of interdisciplinary coursework may be applied toward the degree selected from the following partial listing: