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Sample MS Degree Timeline

MS Program Flow Chart

Semester 1

Core course (3 hrs)
Elective course (3 hrs)
Research (3–5 hrs)
Select research advisor
Select thesis committee

Summer

Research

Semester 3

Finish course work (3–6 hrs)
CHEM 6103 (1s.h., Research seminar)
Research (6–9 hrs)
Begin thesis writing

Apply for graduation

Semester 2

Core course (3 hrs)
Elective course (3 hrs)
CHEM 6103 (1 s.h., Literature Seminar)
Research (3–5 hrs.)
Present Research Plan



Semester 4

CHEM 7000 (3 hrs)
Research (3–5 hrs)
Thesis defense

Note that the number of research hours shown for each semester does not reflect the minimum for the degree, but is shown to reflect full time status.

last updated June 15, 2015