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Each entering graduate student will be required to take placement examinations before being allowed to register for the first time in a regular semester. The normal undergraduate preparation expected of students who wish to do graduate work in chemistry is a B.S. degree in Chemistry. This includes two semesters each of general, organic, physical, analytical (including instrumental analysis), and one semester of advanced inorganic.
The M.S. with Thesis program requires at least 6 credit hours and up to a maximum of 12 credit hours of graduate research and the writing and defense of a thesis based on this research.
The M.S. without Thesis program does not require any graduate research. However, students may enroll in up to 6 credit hours of graduate research at their discretion.
The Water Science and Engineering M.S. degree is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that combines expertise in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Geology, Geological Engineering, and Biology. Students in the WSE degree program will take courses in the following focus areas: (1) Engineering Hydrology, (2) Water Infrastructure and Remediation, (3) Water Resources and the Environment, and (4) Water Policy. For details, visit the Master's Degree – Water Science and Engineering homepage.