M.S. Requirements

The Graduate School requires 30 credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater to obtain the M.S. degree.

View the Graduate School’s requirements for the M.S. degree.

The Department of Chemistry has two tracks leading to the M.S. degree in chemistry: research-based and coursework-based.

  • The research M.S. requires 30 credits, at least 15 of which must come from research or advanced lab work.  A thesis or written final report, submitted to the advisor, is also required.
  • The coursework M.S. requires 30 credits, no more than 8 of which may be from research or advanced lab work.

Details about the requirements for the 2 tracks can be found here.

The full-time M.S. degree is typically completed in 3-4 semesters.