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This degree track involves joining the research group of a Chemistry and Biochemistry Department faculty member, and doing at least 4 semesters of research (for a Fall start, this would be spring and summer of 1st year, and fall and spring of 2nd year) working on a thesis project. You will present your preliminary results to your committee for a pre-thesis defense, and then later on write and present your thesis research. A number of students actually finish in the summer of their 2nd year, rather than in that spring.
We have research in all the traditional areas of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical. Please see under the “Research” tab for additional information.
The course work includes:
(For course descriptions, please click here)
Research-based MS track students preferentially are awarded graduate assistantships.