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CHEMISTRY Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.S. PH.D.
Overall GPA
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Overall GPA
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Other Grade Requirements
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Other Grade Requirements
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Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
No
Specific Courses
No
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 18 credits is required; Option A requires at least 8 credits in graduate research or advanced laboratory work; Option B requires at least 12 credits in chemistry courses numbered 600 or above. Contact the department for more information.
Specific Credits
No
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
The written qualifying examinations must be taken at the first opportunity.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Department entrance examinations in four branches of chemistry and completion of the preliminary examinations in the field of specialization at least two semesters before taking the final oral examination is required. Contact the department for more information.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / No
Option A requires the presentation of a formal thesis or a comprehensive written research report.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes, Yes
Candidates are required to prepare a dissertation which must be submitted at least seven days before the final oral examination.
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
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Advisor
Yes
Master's candidates choosing Option A in the program must have a major professor no later than the second semester of graduate study. Those choosing Option B should have a faculty advisor in the department.
Advisor
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Review Policy
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Review Policy
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