Graduate Program in Chemistry
M.S. Degree Learning Goals and Assessment
The goal of the Chemistry M.S. Program is to provide students with
professional knowledge and technical skills above the B.S. level which
will enhance their career potential and opportunities for advancing in
their field. The structure of the M.S. program is geared to suit the
needs of a part-time student who is already employed in industry or
education. Two tracts towards the M.S. degree are offered: (1)
coursework only based M.S. degree; (2) coursework and research based
M.S. degree. The first option is usually favored by the part-time and
non-traditional students while the second one is more popular with
the full-time students.
Learning Goal 1: Acquisition of fundamental knowledge of modern chemistry.
Learning Goal 2: Engagement in the conduct of individual research.
Learning Goal 3: Preparation for an independent research career.