Accelerated Master's Degree option
Eligible Missouri State University majors in chemistry may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Master of Science program in Chemistry after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, graduate courses chosen from CHM 602, CHM 607, CHM 642, CHM 656 and CHM 675 may be counted towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees, with a maximum of 12 credit hours counted towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. This option offers an opportunity for chemistry majors with undergraduate laboratory research experience to complete the requirements for the Master of Science degree in Chemistry in two semesters and a summer after attaining the Bachelor’s degree, rather than the typical four semesters and a summer.
Before enrolling in a course to be counted as mixed credit toward both undergraduate and graduate degrees, an undergraduate student must be accepted into the accelerated program. Acceptance into the program and all approvals must be completed prior to the end of the Change of Schedule period for the course(s). See the Graduate College for further information.
Admission Requirements for Accelerated Master's Degree Option
- Junior standing with an overall GPA of 3.20 or better.
- Successful completion of each of the following courses, all with grades of "c-" or better and with a combined GPA of not less than 3.20: CHM 160, CHM 161, CHM 170, CHM 171, CHM 302, CHM 342, CHM 343, CHM 345, CHM 375 and CHM 399; PHY 123 and PHY 124 or PHY 203 and PHY 204; MTH 261.
- Undergraduate laboratory research experience in residence in the Department of Chemistry with a supportive recommendation from the student’s undergraduate research mentor.
- Acceptance of applicant by a graduate faculty member who agrees to serve as the student’s graduate research mentor.
- Acceptance of the applicant by the graduate faculty in Chemistry under the accelerated masters option.
For more information, contact Dr. G. Alan Schick.