Master’s of Science in Chemistry

Details of the credit requirements for the M.S. in Chemistry are given below. Further details about degree requirements, including general requirements of the Graduate School, may be found in the most recent General and Graduate Catalogs of the University of Nevada, Reno, and in the Chemistry Department Graduate Student Guidelines, which always supersede the information given here.

Note: This material is for information only. Consult the General Catalog of the University of Nevada, Reno, for official program descriptions.

Credit Requirements

Candidates for the M.S. degree with a major in chemistry must satisfy the general requirements of the Graduate School for a research master's degree. The minimum credit requirements are:

  • Core chemistry courses (2 from CHEM 631, CHEM 642, or CHEM 650) 6*
  • Other required courses 9**
  • Electives 5
  • Graduate Seminar I (CHEM 789) 1
  • Graduate Seminar II (CHEM 790) 2
  • Thesis (CHEM 797) 6
  • Teaching College Chemistry (CHEM 700) 1

Total required credits 30

* Students who demonstrate proficiency on the qualifying exam in an area of chemistry may be exempted from taking the corresponding core course; electives will be substituted.

** Required courses are 600- or 700-level formal classroom or laboratory courses approved by the student's advisory committee.

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