Graduate Program Details

Our department offers thesis-based Master’s and Ph.D. degrees.  As part of these programs you will work in the lab of one or more Professors in Chemistry where you will carry out advanced research that will be incorporated into your thesis.  Aside from writing a thesis, there are other requirements such as taking graduate courses that are part of earning these degrees.  Summarized below are the of the degree requirements for the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Chemistry.

M.Sc. Chemistry

  • 6.0 credits of graduate courses.  This is equivalent to 2 full semester (12 week) courses.
  • Graduate seminar I – one 40-45 minute seminar on a topic not directly related to your thesis research.
  • M.Sc. thesis and oral defense

Ph.D. Chemistry

  • 12.0 credits of graduate courses.  This is equivalent to 4 full semester (12 week) courses.
  • Graduate seminar I : one 40-45 minute seminar on a topic not directly related to your thesis research.
  • Graduate seminar II : 45 minute seminar on your Ph.D. thesis work.
  • Comprehensive Exams (Ph.D. qualifying exam)
  • Research proposal
  • Ph.D. thesis and oral defense
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