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University of Utah    
 
    
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Chemistry, M.S.


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Master Requirements for Chemistry


College of Science
www.chem.utah.edu
801-581-6681

Research programs leading to the Chemistry Master of Science degree are offered in the areas of analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry and in chemical physics. Please refer to our website www.chem.utah.edu to learn about the research interests of our faculty members.

All graduate students are encouraged to select a research director and to begin their thesis research no later than the end of the second semester in residence. The graduate program is flexible in order to meet the specific objectives of the candidate. It is possible to work on a problem involving collaborations with more than one faculty member.

The Graduate Education Committee monitors the progress of students. This committee handles all problems students might have with degree requirements and is the place to go to seek clarification and consideration.

Admission Requirements

Domestic Students
  • Graduation from a recognized four-year college, university, or institute of technology.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE scores are required. Applicants should take the package of General Test measures containing the Mathematical Reasoning test.
International Students
  • Graduation from a recognized four-year college, university, or institute of technology.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE scores are required. Applicants should take the package of General Test measures containing the Mathematical Reasoning test.
  • TSE score of at least 50.
  • TOEFL score of at least 630 on the paper based exam or 250 on the computer based exam.

Coursework

Students complete a series of approximately nine half-semester “core” courses during their first year in residence. The choice of courses depend upon the area of specialization. All students receive counseling to assist them with the proper choice of courses. Satisfactory performance in these courses allows a student to become a candidate for the Ph.D. degree.