MA in Chemistry

The MA in Chemistry program is designed to provide advanced knowledge in contemporary chemistry to students who are focused on a research-based career (such as in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and materials). The program requires students to build upon a foundation of chemical knowledge by pursuing advanced studies in the chemical and molecular sciences, including an emphasis on research in a laboratory.

Course Requirements

In order to be eligible to earn an MA degree, students must accumulate 32 credits:

  • At least 20 credits of academic coursework (five 4-credit courses)
    • Four of these courses must be at or above the 600-level
    • Two courses acceptable for graduate credit in mathematics or natural sciences other than chemistry may be substituted for chemistry courses
  • At least 8 credits of research coursework (GRS CH 903/904: MA Research in Chemistry)

In conjunction with their advisors, candidates can make specific non-research course selections based on relevance to their chosen area of specialization.

Language Requirement

There is no foreign language requirement for this degree.