1. A minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate coursework, with a minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate chemistry courses.
  2. Satisfactory completion of a research project or comparable professional experience.
  3. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in courses used to meet graduate requirements.
  4. At least one year of academic study beyond the undergraduate degree. All work must be completed in five calendar years.
  5. A thesis must be prepared and orally defended to a committee consisting of a minimum of three committee members.
  6. Candidates in chemistry must (i) complete a minimum of two credit hours of CM900 and (ii) present one seminar as part of their degree requirements.

Example Courses and Concentrations


  • Bioelectronics & Bionanotechnology
  • Colloids and Surface Science
  • Advanced Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Special Topics in Polymer Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Polymer Chemistry
  • Biochemistry & Biotechnology Laboratory
  • Thesis, Dissertation and Special Projects
  • Fundamental Chemical Kinetics
  • CM Seminar


  • Physical Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Modern Spectroscopic Methods
  • Manufacturing Implications/Advanced Materials
  • Special Topics/Colloids and Surfaces
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • CM Seminar
  • Thesis, Dissertation and Special Projects

Courses are provided as an example.