All applicants must fulfill the Deanship of Graduate Studies admission requirements. In addition, a General and Chemistry GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 is required. Only applicants who meet the requirements and have completed their BS degrees in the last 5 years are considered for Chemistry MS programs.
Major Program Components
The Master Program consists of a total of 30 credit hours: 12 credit hours of core courses, 12 credit hours of elective courses, and 6 credit hours for a thesis.
The major program components are:
MS students must take the following four courses constitute the core courses in their MS program: Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (CHEM 501), Chemistry Coordination Compounds (CHEM 502), Organic Reactions: Mechanism and Reactivity (CHEM 503), and Advanced Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 504).
In addition to the four core courses, an MS student must take four elective courses according to his field of interest and after discussion with his advisor. Two elective courses (6 credits) can be from other disciplines. A maximum of one research course could be taken as an elective. A maximum of one elective course can be taken in another department, upon the approval of the graduate coordinator. The list of elective courses is provided under the Courses section.
Chemistry MS program provides students with the required research skills and training to become successful researchers and also to pursue successfully their PhD studies.
The MS thesis should be designed to deal with a contemporary research problem. The student will be conducting the research under the supervision of a faculty advisor and a Thesis Committee who have research work related to the thesis topic. The student has to submit and defend the thesis before the Thesis Committee and in a public seminar.