Chemistry M.S.

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Program Description

M.S. students must complete at least 30 semester hours of work, including 24 semester hours of course work (typically eight courses) and six hours of research and thesis preparation.

Placement examinations and consultations with a faculty advisory committee during new-student orientation are used to select first-year study courses. Students normally choose a thesis advisor and committee during the first semester and formulate the remaining course program after consulting with them.

All degree candidates must present at least one research-based seminar to the department as part of their degree program. Most students also present their work outside of Clemson, for example at a national or regional meeting of a scientific society such as the American Chemical Society.

The final stage of the graduate degree program involves the writing and defense before the degree committee of a thesis describing the original research project that was completed by the student.

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The College of Science offers a range of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees, as well as Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in physical, mathematical and life sciences. Our academic prog ... Read More

The College of Science offers a range of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees, as well as Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in physical, mathematical and life sciences. Our academic programs are designed to develop students’ knowledge about the inner workings of both the physical and mathematical universes. Science aims to explain the behavior of interacting subatomic particles, reacting molecules, evolving cells and organisms, rotating galaxies, and even space and time themselves. All of this intersecting with elegant mathematical constructs that both aid in explaining our universe and reveal a beautiful and complex mathematical world of its own. Read less