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Graduate Degrees Offered
Master of Science (with thesis) – Involves graduate level course work with a significant component of research experience.
Master of Science (without thesis) – Involves graduate level course work with a reduced research component.
Doctor of Philosophy – Degree awarded for original research in chemistry.
Ph.D. admission requirements:
Students are admitted competitively to the Ph.D. program based on GPA, standard scores, references, research experience, and match to departmental needs. Students admitted to the program are required to take qualifying exams, which assess academic deficiencies. A plan of study is then designed to meet these deficiencies as well as the degree requirements. Students meet the faculty and mutually select available research projects and an advisory committee. After completing coursework, at the end of the second year, comprehensive exams are administered. Following conclusion of research, a dissertation is written and the oral defense is scheduled. Upon successful completion of the coursework, comprehensive, research dissertation and defense, the student is awarded the Ph.D. degree.