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  Dec 05, 2022
GRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 [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

Any student with an ACS accredited Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or greater out of 4.0 (or equivalent) will be accepted.   Other applicants need to have demonstrated that they have had sufficient background in chemistry (24 semester hours or greater), calculus (6 semester hours or greater), and physics (6 semester hours or greater) with a GPA in these courses of at least 2.8 out of 4.0 (or equivalent).  Applicants without the required GPA may demonstrate their ability to perform graduate work by scoring 155 or greater on the Quantitative portion of the GRE.


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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