Jul 12, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2023-2024 
Rensselaer Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

Chemistry M.S.

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Master of Science

Completion of the M.S. requires 30 credits of graduate work, including a minimum of 21 credits of course work. A minimum of 15 course credits in Chemistry must be at the 6000 level. M.S. students may apply only one semester of CHEM 6900  – Chemistry Seminar towards the 30 credit minimum. The master’s degree also requires some credits of research, which may culminate in a formally presented thesis (6 to 9 credits of CHEM 6990  - Master’s Thesis) or a research project (3 credits CHEM 6970  - Master’s Project).

Outcomes of the Graduate Curriculum

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • exhibit knowledge of chemical principles, theories, and their applications across the overall field of chemistry.
  • demonstrate familiarity with current developments and demonstrate knowledge of the chemical literature.
  • plan and carry out independent research in chemistry.
  • communicate at the level of a professional scientist.

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