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Mississippi College
  Aug 19, 2022
GRADUATE CATALOG 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Chemistry, M.C.S.

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The Master of Combined Sciences program with a major in chemistry is designed for the person who wishes to pursue a program of graduate study that will provide added depth in chemistry as well as supporting information in related fields.

Admission Requirements

  1. All general requirements for admission to the graduate school of Mississippi College must be met. If the applicant has not taken the GRE examination, make arrangements to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and have the scores directed to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.GRE Requirement: A verbal score of 146 or more and a quantitative score of 140 or more, or one of these scores on either section and a score of 2.5 on the writing assessment of the GRE General Examination, is required. The verbal and quantitative scores will not be combined.  Departments may exercise discretion for students who score below this range. Students seeking Class AA Educator License must have: (1) satisfactory scores on the PRAXIS I Core CASE (Core Academic Skills for Educators) Reading-5712 (passing score 156); Writing-5722 (passing score 162); Math-5732 (passing score 150); and (2) PRAXIS II (Content Area Exam**)       **Approved content area tests and passing scores are determined by MDE, are subject to change pending MDE approval, and are listed at the State Dept of Education website,
  2. Twenty-four semester hours of undergraduate work in chemistry and the necessary pre-requisites in the minor field are required.

Requirements of the Program

  1. A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work must be completed.
  2. A thesis based on laboratory or library research may be substituted for 6 semester hours of course work.
  3. The major shall consist of 18-21 hours of chemistry and a minor shall consist of 9-12 hours chosen from biology, computer science, mathematics or physics with no less than 6 hours in any subject area chosen.
  4.  In their last semester of enrollment, candidates for the MCS must take an oral comprehensive examination based upon course work used to satisfy degree requirements. If applicable, the oral exam will also include a defense of the thesis. If judged unsatisfactory, all or part of the written and/or oral examination may be retaken once in the following semester or summer term.

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