College of Science


  1. The degree program must include a minimum of 30 semester units. At least 16 units must be taken in 5000-6000 level courses.
  2. No more than 9 units of acceptable graduate credit may be transferred from another graduate institution. No more than 9 units taken through Extended University may be used on a contract. No more than 9 units of acceptable graduate credit may be petitioned by an undergraduate student. A total limit of 9 transfer, Extended University, and/or units petitioned for graduate credit may be included on a master's contract. The stipulated time limit of 7 years applies to all of the above.
  3.  The student must complete their program based upon the curriculum outlined below.
  4.  A grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better must be maintained in all upper division undergraduate and all graduate courses.
  5.  Advancement to Candidacy must be achieved. Satisfaction of the Graduation Writing Test (GWT) requirement is necessary before advancement.
  6.  An acceptable thesis must be completed and the necessary copies submitted in accordance with university regulations.
  7. An examination in defense of the thesis must be successfully completed.
  8. The candidate must be enrolled in the university during the term of graduation.

Graduate Courses Required


MS Chemistry; Total Units=30



Course Number

Course Title


Major Core Courses= 7 units
CHM 5500 Advanced Chemical Communication 1
CHM 5500 Advanced Chemical Communication 1
CHM 5510L Advanced Instrumental Analysis 2
CHM 5520 Advanced Chemical Equilibria 3

Major Elective Courses= 17 units



A mimumum of 17 units selected from 5000-6000 level CHM Electives; 4000 level CHM Electives (limit to 7 units) and CHM 6910 (limit to 3 units)



Major Thesis/Culminating Experience= 6 units

CHM 6940 Thesis Research 4
CHM 6960 Thesis 2


Chemistry Graduate Form (PDF)

Signature Approval Form (DOC)