Master of Science in Chemistry
Two different programs of study leading to a master's degree are offered by the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The formal requirements for the MS degree (thesis option) are twenty-four credit hours of approved coursework beyond the bachelor's degree, along with an approved master's thesis. The formal requirement for the MS degree (non-thesis option) is thirty credit hours of approved coursework beyond the bachelor's degree. The MS degree (non-thesis option) is a terminal degree in this department. Current research includes multidisciplinary initiatives in biomolecular structure, molecular biophysics, computational and theoretical chemistry, materials chemistry, nanochemistry, bio-organic chemistry, photochemistry and photobiology, polymer chemistry, sensors, and environmental chemistry.