Degrees Available at SIUE
• Master of Science in Chemistry
• Master of Science in Education, Secondary Education Chemistry
• Combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemistry (3+2)
Chemistry at SIUE
The Department of Chemistry offers a graduate program leading to the master of science degree in chemistry and, in conjunction with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education, provides courses supporting the master of science in education degree in secondary education with a teaching field in chemistry.
The master of science program is highly research-oriented. Thesis research topics are available to students in the Department of Chemistry in the areas of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. Prospective students can obtain information about specific research topics in these broad areas by directing an inquiry to the Graduate Program Advisor, Department of Chemistry.
Professional chemists can be found in industrial, medical, scientific and governmental careers. Advanced degrees enable chemists to pursue highly competitive research positions or academic teaching positions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost half of all chemists were employed in manufacturing firms, with demand increasing in pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields.
In addition to the admission requirements of the Graduate School, applicants for the graduate program in chemistry must have completed at least 36 semester hours in chemistry with an overall grade point average of 3.2 (A=4.0). For international students minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL test, 79 on the internet-based TOEFL test, or Overall Band of 6.5 on IELTS, is required. All applicants must provide evidence to show that they can participate effectively in the department’s program. Evidence should include the completion of the baccalaureate degree in chemistry or related science majors. Evidence might also be previous related study or creative work, two letters of recommendation, research papers, and honors and awards.
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