MS Two-Year Degree Plan

You can choose from our department’s broad offerings in chemistry and receive one-on-one attention from well-trained faculty, most of whom hold doctorates in their field. The traditional Master of Science in Chemistry degree allows you to earn a graduate degree in about two years.

This degree program can be completed in five semesters. Check out the course rotations before scheduling your classes. Visit with your advisor to develop a plan that is right for you.

Sample schedule

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CHM 642 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3
CHM 606 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHM 701 Chemistry Seminar 1
CHM 798 Research 1-4
Total hours9

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CHM 675 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHM 652 Biochemistry II 3
CHM 700 Chemistry Colloquium 1
CHM 798 Research 1-4
Total hours9

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
CHM 798 Research 1-4
CHM 799 Thesis 1-6
Total hours3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CHM 660 Chemistry of Environmental Systems: Water and Land 3
CHM 701 Chemistry Seminar 1
CHM 798 Research 1-4
Total hours6

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CHM 702 Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM 700 Chemistry Colloquium 1
CHM 799 Thesis 1-6
Total hours7