M.S. Chemistry Thesis Track

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M.S. in Chemistry Thesis Track

Gain experience in modern experimental techniques and deepen your understanding of laboratory operations and computational computer modeling. Working under the supervision of a faculty advisor, you will craft a proposal for your thesis project. Thesis projects typically include approximately six months of research that culminates in a written thesis.

In this program, you will:

• Strengthen your knowledge in the basic areas of chemistry—inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, and biochemistry—and focus your studies in an area of interest

• Conduct extensive research in order to complete your thesis project

• Recognize scientific problems, formulate questions and answers and carry out strategies for solving them

• Improve your ability to understand and apply scientific literature in scientific settings

• Effectively communicate scientific information, in both written and oral forms

• Understand the principles and applications of modern instrumentation, computation, experimental design and data analysis


The Master of Chemistry Thesis Track requires a total of 30 credits.

Required Chemistry Courses | 18 credits

Course Number & Title Credits
CH 521: Adv. Org. Chemistry
(Or CH 522 Org. Synthesis)
CH 531: Adv. Physical Chemistry I Mol. Structure
(Or CH 532 Adv. Physical Chemistry II Mol. Dyn.)
CH 561: Adv. Analy. Inst. Spectroscopic
(Or CH 562 Adv. Analyt. Inst. Chrom.)
CH 553: Adv. Inorganic Chemistry
(Or CH 555 Theoretical Inorg. Chemistry)
CH 599: Thesis 6

Elective Courses | 12 credits

Course Number & Title Credits
CH 553: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
CH 525: Supramolecular Chemistry 3
CH 526: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology 3
CH 529: Special topic: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 3
CH 537: Micro/Nanophase Materials: Chem. Process & Analysis 3
CH 545: Bio-informatics 3
CH 547: Computational Chemistry & molecular Modeling 3
CH 556: Chemical Application of Group Theory 3
CH 567: CH-Experimental Design 3
CH 569: Special Topic: Mass Spectrometry 3
CH 571: Adv Environmental Chemistry 3
CH 575: Polymer Chemistry 3
CH 590: Chem-informatic 3