Master of Science Degree
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the master of science with specialization in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry. The M.S. programs jointly emphasize area coursework and research/thesis.
Plan of Study. Students must submit their signed, official Plan of Study Form to the Graduate School by the end of the second semester they are enrolled. The Plan of Study Forms are available at www.usm.edu/graduateschool/planofstudy.php - click on the "Plans of Study" link.
Responsible Conduct of Research Training
All faculty holding Regular or Associate graduate faculty status, must complete RCR training modules required by the Graduate School and their departments. All graduate students must complete the RCR training modules required by the Graduate School and their departments the first semester there are enrolled in graduate school. The RCR policy and training information are found on the Graduate School web page – www.usm.edu/graduateschool. Contact the Dean of the Graduate School if you have any questions regarding the policy of training information.
The master’s program requires a minimum of thirty (30) hours with a 3.0 GPA (18 hours must be at the 600 level or higher). Placement examinations that may identify deficiencies, suggested remedial studies applicable, and participation in the seminar program are required for the M.S. degrees, along with specific but flexible coursework programs. Completion of a comprehensive examination in the student’s area of specialization and a 3.0 GPA are required to graduate.
Continuous Enrollment Requirement: Students must meet the requirement specified in the front section of this Bulletin.