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Department of Chemistry
1530 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
219 Jones Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 

Masters of Science (M.S.) in Chemistry


The Department of Chemistry offers both a thesis and a non-thesis option leading to the Master of Science Degree in Chemistry. The thesis option is designed to provide students with advanced course work and experience in chemical research. This option is desirable for students to engage in chemical research or continue graduate studies toward the Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry. The course-type option (non-thesis) is designed to provide students with a strong technical education, but with less emphasis on research. The non-thesis option is primarily designed for persons who wish to combine advanced work in chemistry with another profession, such as business or patent law for persons already engaged in an industrial or governmental occupation requiring advanced work in chemistry or for persons engaged (or who will be engaged) in high school or junior college teaching of chemistry. All candidates for the Master of Science Degree in Chemistry must satisfy all additional requirements for the master's degree of the Department of Chemistry.

Admissions: All candidates for admission to the chemistry program must possess a bachelor's degree in chemistry an accredited institution of higher learning. They must have at least an overall "B" average. Students who do not possess a bachelor's degree in chemistry will be required to complete a department-designated sequence of undergraduate courses with grades of "B" or better. A battery of ACS placement examinations will be administered to every entering student to determine course selection during his/her first year of graduate study. Applicants must also take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), earn a combined score of at least 1,000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE, and/or possess at least a grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale over the junior and senior years of undergraduate study.