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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 from an accredited institution of higher learning. They must have at least an overall "B" average in the last 60 credits. Applicants must also take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).